Singled Out: Stroamata's Social
Rob Morrison (main songwriter on Social): As people become more easily connected, they are simultaneously ostracizing themselves by seeing fewer friends in person and taking more photos of themselves than ever before. "Social" lyrically tries to depict this dichotomy of concurrent self-obsession and self-imposed isolation. Musically, the different instruments meld together but also show-off, themselves wanting to be appreciated on their own, separately rather than as a piece of a whole. That aside, it's a rocker of a tune and grooves hard. Makes the head bob almost to headbanging levels.
Alex Markowitz: Some songs just come together in a few minutes. I know everyone has read an interview or a blog where a musician goes on about how long writing a song takes, saying sometimes it's years before a song comes together. I also know we have heard stories where bands have come up with "mega-hit" songs just by screwing around in the studio. Social just came together in a matter of minutes. Rob came in with the song, and within a few minutes the basic form, beat and feel of the song just erupted from the band. I wish I could describe the pride I feel for my band members, and the years of work we have put into making music when a song just appears from the ether, but I cannot find the words. Songs like this are the reward for our dedication to each other and our music! Of course... we hope other people enjoy it too!