Singled Out: Roses Unread's Blind Lead The Blind
The inspiration for "Blind Lead The Blind" came about halfway through the writing process. Before Blake and Mitch got in the band, Allison, Caveman, and I had written about 5 or 6 songs that would later be on our self-titled album. Blake and Mitch came in and made them even better. A couple of months after they joined, Blake, Allison, and I decided to get together and write a song from start to finish all together since we hadn't done that up to that point yet. I wrote the opening riff, Blake wrote the bouncy verse rhythm part. I wrote the rhythm part of the chorus and the first half of the bridge, while Blake wrote the lead part in the chorus and the second half of the bridge. Allison and Blake pretty much came up with the vocal parts as they appeared on the album that particular night. When we brought the arrangement to Caveman and Mitch, they made it a little heavier by helping us tie the stops and the dynamics together, and Mitch added that bass break in the second verse. Blake and I ended up switching parts during the chorus, me playing the lead that he wrote and vice versa (we tend to do this a lot depending on what is best for the song).
Our producer and mixer, Dave Cowell and Jason Gillespie (respectively) were trying to help us pick a first single and we were having a hard time deciding, since we felt like all the songs on the album were very strong in their own right. We finally decided on "Blind Lead The Blind." It has a catchy chorus that makes you want to sing along, it has a heavy breakdown that makes you want to move, and it definitely keeps a bounce the whole time it is playing. I think there's something in it for everyone, and if you like it, I have no doubt you'll love the rest of the album!!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!