Kongos Talk New Single 'Take It From Me'
The quartet, made up of all brothers, have been playing the song in their shows for some time, as bassist/singer Dylan Kongos tells Radio.com. "It was actually written by [drummer] Jesse, who sings lead on it; it was written quite a long time ago. When Lunatic took off for us in the States, we were kind of already in the writing process for Egomaniac. We toured with this song and played it live and we got a sense for how the crowd reacted to it. The groove got people moving so we knew it had potential."
However, something about the live version was getting lost, so the band dressed it up with some studio magic: "Recording it was a difficult process, because the live version was not coming across as we wanted it to. We changed it up a bit and now it's got a really good mix of something studio-sounding and the live energy. The arrangement changed: when we played it live, we had a long slide guitar solo in the middle of the song; it worked live [but not in the studio]. We also added layered drums: Jesse played every African drum and every western drum kit to make a big huge sound." Read more here.
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