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Single Focus: Deep Sea Arcade

28 November 2016 | 4:14 pm | Artist Submission

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Answered by: Nick Weaver

Single title? Learning To Fly

What's the song about? The lyrics are Nic McKenzie's department, but for me it's a triumphant song about not taking no guff from nobody.

How long did it take to write/record? It was around a year between writing and final recording. Then we workshopped it a bit with producer Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, Chet Faker, Weezer) and then recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley).

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Is this track from a forthcoming release/existing release? It is the lead single from our second album, which is due for release in 2017.

What was inspiring you during the song's writing and recording? Nic initially wrote the song for a film, and fortunately it was rejected which meant we could use it. The idea was to create something beautiful and floaty but with Shuggie Otis swagger for days.

We'll like this song if we like... ELO!

Do you play it differently live? At first it was a tricky one to tackle live. It requires our keyboard player Brendan "Brandylion" O'Mahony juggling a lot of different sounds and working up a massive sweat.

When and where is your launch/next gig? 2 Dec, Woolly Mammoth 

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