A lot went into writing your favorite song -- but how much do you really know about it? This week Devin Damitio, leader singer>"/>
A lot went into writing your favorite song -- but how much do you really know about it? This week Devin Damitio, leader singer of pop-rock foursome Shoreline Drive, delves into singing in the shower, trading bells for synth, and the making of their "best song yet."
Song: "Superhero (Save You)"
Album: Chasing Sunsets
Release Date: The song was released on September 8th, 2011. The album will be released later this year.
When it was written:The song was written back in April 2011 with producer Travis Graham of the Seattle pop-rock band New Heights.
Where it was written: For about six months our band wrote and recorded our debut EP with Travis Graham at his studio in Federal Way. It was an incredible experience and we can't wait to release the full EP soon.
Favorite line in the song: "Baby, if the stars are falling I will rescue you, and even if the world came crashing down, I'd fly you to the moon"
Which part was the hardest to come up with: This song was interesting. It started off as a chorus idea and kind of formed itself into, what I think, is our best song yet. The hardest part about writing this song was the lyrics. They had to be cohesive with the chorus idea and rhyme.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: There are always little details that artists want to go back and change about their songs, but surprisingly enough, I think the unpolished parts are what give the song the most character.
Odd fact about song: The song originally had lots of bells in it. We eventually changed the bells to synths that are now tucked in the background a bit.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: Inspiration always hits us at the weirdest of times. For this song, I believe I was just humming in the shower like I normally do. I came up with a catchy little melody and immediately got out of the shower and started writing a guitar part to the melody I made. That idea is now the chorus.
When was your favorite time performing it live: I believe our favorite time playing this song was our show after the song was released. Kids were already singing along to the words while we were playing it, and making that connection with the crowd for the first time with a brand new song is incredible.
What is the meaning behind the song: The meaning behind "Superhero (Save You)" isn't just a love song. It tells the story of a 'superhero' that would go through great lengths to save the one he loves. It's a metaphor for anyone who would do anything for their loved ones.
Shoreline Drive will be performing Dec. 16 at Showbox at the Market