Singled Out: Fictionist's Lock and Key
Today the band Fictionist tells us about their song and video "Lock and Key" which is the latest track they have released from their self-titled album. Here is the story:
"Lock and Key" is a really meaningful song for us because it really epitomizes the band's ability to collaborate and work towards something that turns out better than anyone could have expected.
Robbie started working on the song, (music and lyrics) to a basic guitar strum pattern. It wasn't really ever the plan for it to be more than a simple, melody driven song. One day Aaron came over to hang out and heard what Robbie was working on and said, "why don't we try out something like this." And plunked out on the synth/sampler what is now the really awesome drum beat and baseline you hear in the song. Stu and Brandon of course contributed as well, and it's turned into a song everyone loves as much as we do, which of course is all we could ask for.
The culmination of the project came through the creation of the music video, which features Brandon in a robot suit. It was kind of a funny idea at first, but turned out really well and has even won some awards.
Overall, we feel like writing "Lock and Key" went perfectly from concept to final product. The band thrives on working together like we did on this track, and we'll continue to produce quality music as a team.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the video here and learn more about the album right here!