Shaun Diviney, the leader of the Australian group Short Stack, tells us the story behind their song "Gravity," which comes from their brand new third studio album "Homecoming". Here is the story:
I live on the beach and write a lot of songs in my head while surfing. The idea to this came to me while out in the ocean one day, of finger picking almost single notes as if to make it sound like you were in a barrel or under water, and then juxtapose it with a really harsh chorus, with pounding drums. I like that juxtaposition, it's just like the ocean. Fluidity meets chaos.
When we were in London recording the album we just started jamming and the song came to life in a really organic way. We recorded with producer, Chris Kimsey, who has worked on Rolling Stones & INXS, and we all really vibed on this tune, staying up until 3am a few nights in a row getting the tones perfect and the mood right.
Lyric-wise the song deals with how I feel people's worlds always need a centre, a kind of constant. I feel our lives are pretty crazy, it's easy to get carried away with it all, but it's important to always have that feeling of "home" whether, it's a place or a person.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!