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- Posted on Oct 11th 2010 11:00AM by Benjy Eisen
"For 'Strings,' we wanted to present the listener with the soundscape of the beach," frontman Sameer Gadhia tells Spinner. "We attempted to have the arrangements cascade together and, tonally, we all worked hard with Joe to recreate the fervor and wetness of splashing waves."
Gadhia says that a "feeling of isolation and almost surreal happiness with a lover" is an underlying theme of the band's forthcoming album on the whole. But the aquatically inclined sonic undertones on 'Strings' aren't strictly meant as metaphor -- they parallel the actual meaning of the song itself.
"The beach has always provided the idea of regeneration. The tide constantly ebbs and flows; almost, the idea of eternity," Gadhia says. "In the song, a lover attempts to run away from the sunset in hopes of living the day one more time with his woman. In this surreal, dreamy paradise, the two are each other's only reminder of a fading reality."
Heavy, dude. But he's right -- the finished song is every bit as enjoyable as a walk on the beach. Check it out below.
Listen to 'Strings'