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How Wide Awake Has Changed.



Wide Awake is one of the few songs that has been around since before our first record, On Being And The Affect. We had always loved the energy but it just didn’t make the cut when we were trying to decide what songs to record the first time around.

When we started prepping for our upcoming album, we knew that we had to record Wide Awake or else it would likely never get recorded. However, when we started laying down the tracks in the studio, we kept hitting snags. The first was an intro that was too long. We militantly cut it. The next issue was that the bridge was too long. It lost it’s energy because it lacked direction, so we cut it down to a quarter of the length. The next complication was that when we went to record the main guitar part – the part that sparked the entire song in the first place – it just wasn’t sitting right in the song. We tried our best to be objective and settled on the fact that it just wasn’t a great guitar part. Weeks went by until we wrote something that we were happy with… a delayed chaos that is one of the most aggressive parts of our new record. You’ll understand the moment you hear it.

The new album won’t be out for a little while, but for now, here’s a video of the original Wide Awake in all it’s unedited glory.

Bury Your Words – Live at The Opera House