Singled Out: Acrylic's Overrun


Scottish alternative indie-rock quintet Acrylic just released their new single "Overrun" and to celebrate we asked them to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:

'Overrun' was written by our two singers about the intensity of living in a flat with the rest of the band and rarely seeing or speaking to anyone that's not in the band. It's very introspective, lyrically, but wasn't intended to be a sad song. Because two of us contribute to the lyrics, we tend to try to capture a general feeling or idea, rather than a specific subject or story. I think that's why people often come up with suggestions as to what they think one of our songs is written about that aren't even close to what we had in mind.

As for the recording, it sort of came together by accident. We had planned to demo 'Overrun' with a view to then bringing it into a professional studio and getting a good producer involved. However, after self-producing the demo in our local studio in Maryhill, Glasgow, we were really happy with how it turned out and weren't confident we'd be able to do any better after throwing loads of money at it. So we just kept working on what was meant to be the demo, then got an amazing producer called Paul Savage on board to mix it for us and that was it!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!


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