Singled Out: Red Rum Club's Everybody's Friend

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Liverpool rockers Red Rum Club release their debut single "Everybody's Friend" today (Sep 23rd) and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Everybodys Friend gave us sleepless nights for months. The song had hundreds of different variations. We had a guitar riff and had decided on a topic and then 7 people had their say. You can imagine how frustrating it become with that many heads in the room. Michael and Tom would often have a lovers tiff but then quickly kiss and make up, Neil and Simon nailed their parts early on and Joe then added a bit of class with the brass and then we got on with it.

We all knew the song needed a big statement chorus and in the end I think we got it. We always go for a big cinematic sound with any song we write and this was no different. We had the themes of mental instability to work off and tried to make that clear in the music. We clashed a bright guitar riff with dark lyrics to set a bi-polar undertone. We switch from major to minor keys frequently in the song trying to create the feeling of change between happiness and sadness.

The single was recorded in Parr Street Studios in our home City, Liverpool. The studio is second to none as are the people we had access to. Chris Taylor produced and recorded it. Carl Hunter, Rich Turvey and George Wilson were all present to offer advice. It was reassuring to have them in the fold in one way or another.

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


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