Hails From: Austin, Texas
Song: "Our Lives"
Album: Comfort Creatures [Amazon]
Sounds Like: Animal Collective, Passion Pit
In His Words: "This song is about helplessly looking forward as distance and time work their entropic curse upon your best laid plans. It kind of fell out of the sky as a prediction of where the relationship I was currently in was headed. My girlfriend at the time had moved away, but we decided to stay together and reunite in the near future. One night we had the obligatory phone conversation -- nothing good, nothing bad -- but for the first time I sensed a fog of hesitation and strain that hadn't been there before. Neither of us acknowledged it. As soon as I got off the phone, I went to my keyboard, wrote the song, recorded it on my 4-track, and then re-recorded it in my friend's living room shortly thereafter, using better equipment and instruments. I don't know why I chose such an upbeat rhythm for such a cynical message. Maybe deep down I realized that nothing is truly hopeless until death is checking you out."-- David Thomas Jones, multi-instrumentalist/vocals
Listen to "Our Lives"