Singled Out: Smile Empty Soul's False Alarm
Our new single "False Alarm" came together in a really strange way that's unlike any other song I've ever written. The normal writing process for me is typically something that takes anywhere from a few hours to a few months to complete, and I usually have a guitar to work with.
For "False Alarm" though, I actually wrote the chord progressions, melodies, and lyrics in my head in about 10 minutes while driving in the car. It was one of those moments of feeling inspired. I started coming up with ideas and recording the melodies into my phone, and writing down lyrics in the notes section.
It's songs that just uncontrollably flow out of you that make you realize writing is less about you coming up with some genius idea, and more about learning how to turn your brain off while tapping into something that already exists and channeling it through you.