- Singled Out: Fight The Lion - antiMUSIC.com
Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Fight The Lion lead singer Jake Mimikos tells us about "Time Taker" and "A New Hope" from their new album "When the Mighty Fall," which is currently available on iTunes. We now turn it over to Jake for the stories:
"Time Taker" - This was one of those songs that we knew instantly would be good. Musically it came together so easy for us because we knew we wanted to throw some toms in the verses with a spacey guitar and then come in big on the chorus. Once we started to figure out the vocal harmonies, we felt the song was brought to a whole new level. At that point I started to think about the lyrics. Well one main theme that was going through my head when playing the song (and hearing the guitar riffs) was time. I began to think about how I could incorporate something in my life, something that was real, into the song. With my busy schedule (and I'm sure many people's busy schedule) I wanted to tie it all together. Starting with the chorus ["time, it's never enough", "I'm just walking on that line", "holding on too tight", "afraid to let go"], I felt it conveyed everything I was feeling at the time. The constant struggle with never having enough time and finding it hard to just give it away frivolously knowing how precious it is.
"A New Hope" - Musically we really let go on this one. I brought my guitar riff in for the guys and a big reason why I love my band is one by one they came up with their parts and the song came together as it should have. Most of the lyrics were already written at that point. The song strikes a chord in me still every time I hear it. It reminds me of why I keep looking forward in life and never back. Why you must not regret the things you do and how you can easily lose it all in the blink of an eye. It Is meant to be inspiring though, not at all to drag anyone down. This is pretty much the theme to a lot of the lyrics on the album. We thought it was a great way to open the CD.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the stories behind the songs, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!