TUNE The C33s - Manic Depression
‘Though the music was never intended to match the lyrics in the sense of speeding up into a crazed outro; I think it reflects the urge to press the ‘fuck it’ button from time to time and not look after yourself properly. Or symbolises the times you have pressed the ‘fuck it’ button and gone a thousand miles an hour hoping it’s not a bumpy landing. Your own freewheeling momentum getting faster and faster into traffic whilst trying to shake off the sound of all the madness as it’s still howling in the background.
If something’s gonna scream at me all day and remind me of its power then I suppose if anything it’s a retaliation to that.
I wouldn’t say that this song is any kind of exploration as its meaning is evident but more taking ownership over something so toxic and creating something of permanence which stands up to a straight up shit situation that you’re frustratingly stuck with for your time here.
People assume artists work best when they aren’t doing so well, all alone in their thoughts. Sometimes this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sometimes when feeling the most defeated it’s as though some shadow has clawed its way into your imagination and taken away any colour, sound and the urge to create or volunteer anything to the world. This song was written on a boring though positive day (in the face of the beast) that included getting out of bed, fighting the desire to drink, washing, eating, rehearsing....
But periodically, every now and again it allows you to enter a perfectly focused, detached state that not everyone can access; where you can focus solely on your outlet without fear or much self awareness. This song comes from that place.
Most importantly the music is a rocket to fuck knows where! Three chords and we’re off. The ‘fuck it’ button well and truly punched.
The studio vibe was perfect for us. A mutual soul was met in the shape of Gavin Monoghan and maybe our shared love of Kurt Vonnegut subconsciously crept into those spacey sounds. The trust between band and production which also included Joe Murray on the desk can be felt on this song and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else, big thank you.