Singled Out: Satellite's Turning On My Own

Today Satellite lead singer Steven McMorran tells us about the song "Turning On My Own" from their brand new debut album "Calling Birds". Here is the story:

That song is hard to explain vaguely. I'll try though. It's a hell of a thing to wake up and realize what you're capable of doing in secret. It's not a judgment. It's a realization of a paradox in me. When I was young I had no drive in me to be secretive but far less at stake if I was. As a man, at the time, I felt recklessly secretive with far more to lose. The song admits that without having to say it specifically, and admitting it made that reality feel a little easier to face calmly.

I had a pretty easy childhood, and moving to LA to become a songwriter was an end to things being easy. The song was just to admit that for many reasons I felt detached from everything that I was supposedly loyal to.... like my family. But I liked how independent it felt to admit I meant it. It made the loyalty a choice. So the phrase Turning On My Own has a double meaning.

One day Dunahoo was sitting on my couch playing the guitar part. I sat with it for a while trying to learn it, and I guess all that stuff was in me was trying to get out. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out the video here and learn more about the album right here!


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