Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Iron Thrones tells us about "Like A Moth To Flame" from their brand new "The Wretched Sun" EP, which hits stores tomorrow. We now turn it over to the band for the story:
Adam Clemans (vocals): Lyrically, this song is loosely based on the legend of Icarus, and his flight towards the sun that resulted in the burning of his wings and his descent back to the earth below. It's the first track on the record and introduces the listener to the main character as well as the secondary female character. It tells about his instant attraction to the female, kind of like a love at first sight type thing. It also talks about how jumping into something so quickly could result in a negative outcome, but the two central characters disregard this thought all together because of the desire for one another in their lives.
I was the least prepared for this song when going into the studio because the overall the pacing of this song is a bit different for us, so I had to take a different approach all together. Curt and myself, during the pre-production phase, sat down together and hammered out the vocal patterns and then I went to work with the lyrics. Pete helped contribute to the lyrics of this song as well.
Curtis Parker (bass): When I started writing this track I really wanted to try a different sound for an Iron Thrones song. I wanted to write something more rhythmic and include influences from some of my favorite bands like Muse and Mastodon. I feel like it still has the "Iron Thrones" sound while it also branching out into styles we hadn't explored in the first album.
Steve Henningsgard (guitar): I think this song really shows Curt's strength as a writer, and was quite a challenge for me to grow into and to do it justice. Being the only guitar player, it was really important for me to understand every aspect of what Curt was going for, so that I could perform it as though I wrote it, as I feel a lot of Iron Thrones' sound has to do with the little intricacies and personal style of how we play our parts. Now that we've recorded it and played it a few dozen times, I really dig this song! I'm glad we have something so high-energy to promote as the first full song people have heard from us in a year and a half.
Pete Clark (drums): I specifically remember tracking the over-dubs on this song, because they sounded so huge. We used a 26" kick drum to accent the heavy hits, and you can hear it thickening up the low end of the song, especially towards the end. I think this song is a perfect track to start off the E.P. It's fast, heavy, and never lets up.
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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