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Singled Out: Saosin


Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Beau Burchell from Saosin tells us about “Deep Down” from their brand new album “In Search Of Solid Ground”. We now turn it over to Beau for the story:

This song came about towards the end of the record. We had already recorded a batch of songs with producer Butch Walker, and Chris and I had self produced another 5 or songs ourselves. We still felt like the record needed some more songs to round out the records sound. So we

Saosin performing on the Projekt Revolution Tour on August 15, 2007 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

Saosin performing on the Projekt Revolution Tour on August 15, 2007 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

sat down again to write a few more songs. We came up with the main intro riff, and a basic chorus melody that we basically built the song around.

The song has a lot of different issues that it touches, although most people will probably not dive that far into the lyrics. Environmental issues like global warming affect us whether we know it or not. The beginning lyrics hint at our actions of yesterday affecting our futures. And the bridge could be interpreted as people only looking out for themselves, because they feel like everything else is unsalvageable.

I think about the chorus as me trying to reach out to those people, with no success, and not being able to relate to their ways. All in all I’d like to think of the song that would inspire hope and change, even though at first glance it seems very dark.

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