Irrelevant

Welcome to another installation of us swishing the brandy glass for our weekly-ish release, "Irrelevant". Again, most of these releases are unmastered, so apologies to your audiophile bluetooth system playing back this streaming MP3.

Now, on to the fart sniffing.

"Irrelevant" was one of the songs that had a hard time finding its place and sound. It started off as a purely acoustic track, an R&B influenced tune, a rock song, and other weird versions which will never see the light of day if we can help it. Dr. Monreau would have been proud of some of the versions that squawked and twitched into our trash folder.

The toughest part of the song was whether or not we wanted to keep the acoustic guitar as present as it is or replace it with something else (not the first with this challenge). The original concept was to take a rhythmic distortion sound (contact mic’d springs from office chairs and other items were recorded, but ultimately passed), until we decided on how we wanted to arrange the quiet/louder parts to fit the story with Ruben's array of distortion pedals. 

Sonically, we tried to balance on the vulnerability of the lyrics and reference the terror that incites "Panic". The delicate piano in the intro and the harp throughout contrasts with the crunchy noise guitars to illustrate the butterly trying to cross the Gulf of Mexico in a hurricane.

Lyrically, "Irrelevant" is a nose-dive into insecurity and introversion and the cycles of paranoia they can produce. 

It’s so quiet
Every time I seem to talk
Where's my corner
For me to crawl into and watch

Everyone's waiting
For you to say something
Stupid and irrelevant

What is happy?
When you’re waiting by the phone
What is happy?
And the phone knows you're alone

Everyone's waiting
For you to say something
Stupid and irrelevant

Falling apart at the seams
(I can't wait)
Waiting for my luck to change
(I can't wait forever)
It takes longer than it seems
(I can't wait)
When you're down on your knees

Yes I’m ready
But my silence is his getaway

 

Until next weekish, we hope you enjoy the tune.