Now this is a collaboration that both C-Squad fans and Barbz have been waiting for…
- Posted on Dec 27th 2012 6:00PM by Maggie Malach
Video: "We're on Fire, Babe"
Highlight: "I was driving the car on the way to Knoxville, Kendall was riding shotgun," Anders Parker tells Spinner. "We had been talking about the songs and our ides for recording and we were both excited. Later in the drive Kendall fell asleep. The title, 'We're on Fire, Babe' popped into my head and a melody followed shortly thereafter. I sang the riff and verse and chorus softly into my phone recorder so as not to wake Kendall. When we got to Knoxville I figured out the song on my guitar. Kendall wrote her verse and the bridge and we sorted out the arrangement together.
"I like to write when I'm driving. There's something about the second stage concentration of driving that frees my mind. The motion and the latent attention to the road always churns up ideas. In this case the song came really fast. Some songs just show up ready to be played.
"Writing a 'babe' song was a bit of a challenge, though I never intended to write a 'babe' song. I've always admired Nick Cave's ability to sing 'babe' and make it sound badass. And Dylan had 'It Ain't Me, Babe.' Pretty good one, that. But then, well, 'I've Got You, Babe' and, um, Styx. Steep cliff."