Safetysuit still “Believe”

It’s hard to imagine, but it’s been almost four years since Safetysuit released their debut album “Life Left To Go.” The band is lucky to have a loyal fanbase that has been patiently waiting for their sophomore effort “These Times.” And luckily for those fans, the album does not disappoint.

I’ll be doing a full review later this month. Meanwhile, the boys have started their promo and had an exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com. Here’s what insanely cute lead singer Doug Brown had to say about opening track “Believe” (one of the best on the album):

I knew from the very beginning that “Believe” was going to start the album. The song wasn’t always arranged this way though. Initially, I had this wicked keyboard synth part. The way that it played just built anticipation. We were like, “This needs to open the record. You can feel the anticipation of it.” If I remember correctly, Tate sat down by himself one day and composed that string part that comes up at the beginning. We wanted to change the keyboard and use this string part. It was totally different, but it was much more acoustic and real than the synths. It made for such a nice ambient lead into the whole record. The song itself has a message that we wanted to start the record off with. People have to try to believe in themselves a little bit more.

From a musical standpoint, 2012 is off to a rockin start.

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