Singled Out: Kyng's Falling Down
"Falling Down" was the first song that we ever wrote. While Pepe and I were on the road together prior to the start of KYNG, we started conceptualizing what we wanted to capture as a band. I was listening to a lot Testament at the time and it gave me the idea for the opening riff of the song. Eddie and I had played in a band prior to Pepe and I. From that band, I took a stock riff I had written from a song. It turned out to be the short bridge right before the blast beat.
Immediately I came up with the chorus riff that solidified the feel of "Falling Down" and how it was going to come across musically. There was so much power behind that riff that I knew Eddie would capture something special vocally. The chorus lyrics "You'll never see me falling down" is a mantra that explains the song. The song is about persistence and barreling your way through those who are expecting you to fail...from the start.
My personal favorite part of the song is the breakdown. When I came to Eddie with the bass line, he wrote the guitar solo on the fly and I said, "That's it!" It felt so right and fit like a glove. One of the things love about Eddie is how organic he layers what the bass is doing. On top of that, the drumming on the song is what makes the difference between labeling us a rock band vs. a metal band. I feel without the power that Pepe emits from his drumming, KYNG would not have the strength that it has. "Falling Down" set the pace for our writing style and defined the musical direction of the band, which we later coined as "California Heavy."
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!