Pierce The Veil will be performing Nov. 16 at El Corazon
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Vic Fuentes, vocalist of San Diego progressive post hardcore band Pierce The Veil, delves into writing lyrics in a cabin, treating opening bands with respect and recording with Sleeping With Sirens vocalist Kellin Quinn.
Song: "King For A Day"
Album:Collide With The Sky
Release Date: July 17, 2012
When it was written: It was written over a long period of time, mostly last summer. It was actually re-written musically about 10 times before we recorded it.
Where it was written: We wrote some of it with a couple of my writing friends up at this cabin in Big Bear, Calif. That's where most of the music was born. Then we solidified it in the studio with the full band and our producer.
Favorite line in the song: "We'll start a new revolution now!" I like this line because its something that I want to do with my friend's bands. I want us all to be the ones coming up with new sounds and creative music, as opposed to copying other people and trying to sound like other groups.
Which part was the hardest to come up with: The chorus was rewritten so many times. We finally nailed it when Jaime was playing that choppy bass part in the studio during pre-production.
If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: Nothing at all. It's already been changed too many times so I don't even want to think about that!
Odd fact about song: Kellin Quinn (vocalist of Sleeping With Sirens) recorded his parts at a separate studio before we had even met each other.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: It was inspired by years of touring and being treated like shit as a younger band opening up for bigger bands. Now that we are doing our own headlining tours we make sure to treat the opening bands with a lot of respect and help them out as much as possible.