Why did you select this song as your current single?
I felt SRM was a great turning point for Emisis, meaning it was the first song in a while we had written and really felt right. It came together rather quickly, and the lyrics all came in about 20 minutes. I love when that happens, but you never know when that’ll happen again.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
It is a six song EP and is the lead off track. It sets the tone for the EP as it kicks you in the face. Then, after you listen a few times you can really see where we were going with it. I am proud of it.
What was the writing process for the song?
Our guitarist, Brian, had the riff and brought it to the table. I was able to put some lyrics and melody to it very quickly. We redid a few parts here and there to make it “song” like and put it out.
We recorded it all at home and have gotten many compliments on the quality.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
I wrote the lyrics and know exactly what they mean, at least to me. It is about wanting a relationship to end and getting fearful that she may harm me or do something crazy if I don’t stay with her. That person wanting their “5 minutes of fame” because they are with you. More or less, they are with you for more of the idea, the infatuation, instead of genuinely liking and wanting you.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
At first, you would probably be confused because I am a singing drummer. However, once you understand what is happening you would be totally into it. Very different, very unique, something that needs to be heard and seen.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
I believe so. We have that sound and I felt this was one of the ones that went over the best after we played it out a while.
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
We filmed a video for it in Austin, TX at the SXSW festival in 2013. We filmed a bunch of days/nights of us hanging out, performing and trying to get the music out to the thousands of people that were down there. I like it.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
I enjoy writing music and doing it for myself. It is a great stress relief and mental escape from the daily grind. It is like any other hobby really, a chance to escape and get away for a bit every once in a while to keep sane.