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Windsor Drive will be performing Wednesday, June 6, at El Corazon.
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really

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Tell Me About That Song: Kipp Wilde, Vocalist of Wisconsin Alt-Rock Band Windsor Drive

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Windsor Drive will be performing Wednesday, June 6, at El Corazon.
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Kipp Wilde, vocalist of Wisconsin alt-rock band Windsor Drive, delves into Prince, touring with He Is We and the human condition.

Song: "Sleepwalking"

Album: Wanderlust EP

Release Date: Late August / Early September 2012

When it was written: May 2011

Where it was written: Los Angeles

Favorite line in the song: "Just look how far it's gone, the rights have all been wronged, the simple things we left behind, seem much too far, and for too long."

Which part was the hardest to come up with: The lyrics are always the hardest. I always want to convey a message that makes people think, and these lyrics, which are about how people change with the times, were pretty tricky.

If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: If I could change anything, it would probably be the guitar part on the chorus. I'm not crazy about that style of playing, but I guess it adds to the hook of the song.

Odd fact about song: Originally, I wanted to create something that sounded like Prince's " I Would Die For You," which the intro does have a Prince vibe to it. I dig it.

When was your favorite time performing it live: I would have to say in Salt Lake City (May 30th, 2012) at The Complex Grand Room on our tour with He Is We. The fans were insane. It was amazing. And this song has been a favorite on tour for us and the fans.

What was your inspiration for writing the song: Everything I see around me, people that I've grown up with, all the junk on TV, just noticing how much the world has changed over the last few years and how people interact with one another.

What is the meaning behind the song: The human condition. This song is about how people lose sight of who they are and where they want to be. We all come to a point in our lives when we feel like we're stuck in a rut. Some of us get out, but not everyone can escape that state of mind, so they get comfortable, stop taking risks, and no longer pursue the dreams that they held so dear. But I also think it's about how society has changed and how that affects us. TV and music has changed drastically and that has such a strong impact on us. There is such an overload of information and ways of communication, that people get caught up in all the madness and forget about the simple things in life.

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