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Singled Out: Slaves On Dope's 'Script Writer' Feat DMC

10/07/2016
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Slaves On Dope

Slaves On Dope release their new studio album [HORSE] today and to celebrate we asked Kevin Jardine to tell us the story behind the song "Script Writer" featuring DMC. Here is the story:

The songwriting process for slaves has been the same for the last two record, "over the influence" and [HORSE]. I usually sit down and start coming up with riffs that I feel have a good groove, harmonic structure and fit within the overall feel of the record we are currently writing. I started with the main riff and built from there. The main riff has a cool rock feel to it and I wanted the verse to be a little darker and give the vocal more room to explore melodies. The chorus then was built with the idea of a tonal shift up to push the hook higher. The groove on the up beat was important to keep it interesting throughout and not too square. The bridge riff has a cool chromatic riff and has a nice dissonance and groove, perfect for a rap style part. Jason initially was going to do the part, then the idea came up to ask DMC......the rest is history.

Lyrically I was coming from a familiar place, insomnia grabs and doesn't let go. I wanted to make the listener feel what you go through and understand how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. When you lie awake at night and you go over your past and the things that you did because you can't fall asleep can be unnerving.

DMC wrote his lyrics and initially I though it would have some reference to my lyrics but he felt as I do and wanted to stay within the topic which I love.

The song is a great representation of where we are as a band and songwriters. It isn't the heaviest song on the record, nor the lightest, but it fits perfect on a record where, once again we aren't afraid to be a little eclectic and push boundaries.

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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