Singled Out: The Inoculated Canaries
New York rockers The Inoculated Canaries lead guitarist and vocalist Mike Rubin tells us the story behind their recently released single "The Lawyer's Wife". Here is the story:
When you've been awake for longer than 24 hours, you become a much more honest person. I was on hour 37 with a friend of mine when he started talking about how messed up his family was. His mother was a prominent fashion designer for Valentino in the 1980s. On the way back from an industry party, she overdosed on cocaine in the back of a limousine. She decided to give up the fashion lifestyle, and settled down with an Amish lawyer in rural Maine. 8 years later, she caught him having the time of his life between the sheets with a sixteen year old girl.
I had the chord progression for this tune for about 6 months before I actually wrote any lyrics. After hearing all of these crazy stories about his mom, I had the words to The Lawyer's Wife written in their final form within 15 minutes. Originally the song was transposed down a whole step and at a much slower tempo. The key and tempo change were kind of a last minute decision in the studio. Frankly, I think it was the right decision.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!
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