Singled Out: The Bronx

(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today The Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran and guitarist Joby Ford tell us about their new single "Knifeman". Matt tells us the story behind the song while Joby gives us the lowdown on how the song came together musically. We now turn it over to The Bronx for the story:

Matt Caughthran: "Knifeman" this is the first song on the new record and currently my favorite song to play live. Knifeman's title is a tribute to a neighbor I had growing up in Pico Rivera CA. He would wash his driveway down with gasoline and chop down his hedges with a machete every other week. My father called him knifeman. He committed suicide at a church down the street after a police standoff. His spirit lives on in knifeman's lyrics. This song is about being born outta place. Trying to keep sanity in an insane world.

Joby Ford: The opening riff for "Knifeman" I had floating around forever. I really liked the repetitive-ness of it. And f# is my favorite key. I had written about 3 different version of the tune that never seemed to work as the song progressed. I had been trying to finish the song since Bronx (II) in the studio. It never happened. Matt and I sat down one day and decided we were going to finish it. I spent all day writing different parts and finally found parts that seemed to complete the song. Jorma Vik's monster beat made it all come together. I like this song the most on our new record because it always feels like I am playing the drums on guitar, and Jorma is playing the leads on drums. Juxtaposed.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself while you check out the brand new video! Watch it - here.

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