Singled Out: The Cringe's Rushing Through the World
"Rushing Through the World" -- the first track from our most recent album "Hiding in Plain Sight" -- was the last to be written. The main riff, melody, verse and chorus were written by me in what is known as "Drop D" tuning, whereby the low E string on the guitar is tuned down to a D. This tuning is often employed to create a sludgy/heavy sound, and as a result this track is the most "metal" sounding track on the album.
Roto wrote the interestingly incongruous prog rock sounding bridge and the original draft of the lyrics -- which he and I later refined. The lyrics are essentially a Buddhist plea to find solace in an increasingly busy and distracting world.
We recorded the basic tracks in upstate NY in a home studio I built above my garage. Typically, we record the final drum tracks along with guide or "scratch" tracks of the rest of the band to be used as a guide for the drummer (Shawn Pelton) and to be overdubbed and replaced later under a more exacting and controlled recording environment. That being said, Jonny "Blaze" Matias' scratch track was so epic, and had such heart and fire, that we kept it on the final mix. It's one of the best things about the album.
We often start our live set with this track.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album and grab the tour dates where you can see them with Trapt, and Cowboy Mouth right here!