Singled Out: Fig's The Medicine Isn't Helping

(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today longtime antiMusic melodic rock favorite Matt Fig tells us about the title track from the new Fig CD "The Medicine Isn't Helping". We now turn it over to Matt for the story:

First off, thank you to Keavin and antiMusic for this opportunity. "The Medicine Isn't Helping" was one of those songs that I wrote very quickly. Believe it or not, I wrote it on the piano and was playing it almost as a ballad. Then, while tinkering on the guitar, I came up with the opening riff and the rest of the song kinda melted into it. The pace picked up and it just came together. I laid down some scratch guitar and vocals and Vince came and did the drums.

Once the drums were completed I was free to start tracking the instruments and vocals. Almost everything was done in a few takes which is often a good sign. The lyrics are a bit tongue-in-cheek as they are on most of my songs. The storyline in my mind changes frequently and the lyrics can mean different things on different days. It's basically a breakup song sprinkled with medication and a false sense of confusion. =)

Once everything was recorded, mixed and mastered, the song received a lot of praise from those who heard it so I decided to make it the title track of the CD. It's a fun song to play live too. Hope you enjoy it!

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

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