Singled Out: Yigga Digga's Slave to the Life

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Chris Semonik from Pittsburgh metalers Yigga Digga tells us the story behind the track "Slave to the Life" from their brand new album "Faded Glory". Here is the story:

"Slave to the Life" is about the perpetual self-fulfilling prophecy. So many of us are victims of our own design, constrained by our daily habits, and this song speaks to that daily struggle to get ahead and make changes only to wake up the next day right back where we started. I think many people sometimes don't even notice that it's happening, but I think many of us can relate to that type of struggle. I think the concept can apply to many things, but I drew the influence for this one by watching an old friend struggle with addiction, so that's the angle I went for in the video.

I wrote this one while working on some solo material when the band was on hiatus. The original version was way mellowed out, with a symphonic intro and the main beat had almost a reggae feel to it. When we got back to writing Yigga Digga songs Tom kept bugging me to do this one, but I couldn't figure out how to make it fit into the context of the Yigga Digga style and approach. It just didn't feel like a Yigga Digga song to me. It wasn't until the rehearsals right before the final session for basic tracks for the Faded Glory album that I finally figured out how to strip it down to just bare bones guitar riffs, rock the feel and tempo up a few notches, and re-imagine it with the Yigga Digga approach from there. At that point it all just clicked and it was a no-brainer to record it for the album.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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