Singled Out: Spencer Sutherland's Bad Influence
My song "Bad Influence" is obviously about eating something that's not good for you, but you just can't hold yourself back and you indulge anyway - haha. Nah, it's actually about being so attracted to someone that it drives you crazy. It consumes your mind and it distracts from all the things you should be doing. So good but so bad - I think my fans can relate.
I actually wrote "Bad Influence" with my best friends in the band Emblem3. When we wrote, it was a casual session. We just started jamming and it felt super natural. Lyrics came easily, as we all had experienced a girl like that in the past 6 months or so. The ripping saxophone that defines the song actually used to be electric guitar, until we stumbled across the sax sound and all were like "AHHHHHH THATS IT!"
Also, the 2nd verse was the first time I had ever sang it. It was my "scratch" vocal reference, and we just ended up liking the character and raw sound of the take. We also tried adding different things to the song (instruments and effects), and we kept thinking "simple is better".
I'm super thankful for all the positive feedback I've been getting. So glad my fans like it and are into it! Nothing like that feeling in the world!!!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!