Bad Seed Rising Premiere "Timebomb" on ARTISTdirect.com and Talk "Charm City"
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:56:11
Bad Seed Rising blossom into a rock 'n' roll juggernaut on their debut EP, Charm City.The Maryland quartet unleash a fiery and focused fury that's instantly infectious. You can hear it on each of the EP's tracks, but it really explodes on "Timebomb".
Today, Bad Seed Rising teamed up with ARTISTdirect.com to premiere the lyric video for "Timebomb". You can watch it below. You'll also instantly become a believer, seeing that Bad Seed Rising remains one of rock music's most exciting new forces!
Moreover, singer Francheska spoke to ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino in this exclusive interview about Charm City and so much more.
Watch the Lyric Video!
What ties the EP together for you?
For me, they all tie together because the topics of all the songs are like a chapter. Our first EP is one chapter. This is another chapter. Most of these songs are about coming out and expressing who I really am and who we really are as a band.
What's the story behind "Wolves at the Door"?
Lyrically, it's about a guy creeping on a girl. It's a creepy guy trying to get this one girl, but she keeps saying no. It basically says, "Keep your guard up. You've got people looking over your shoulder". That's it.
How do songs typically come together for you?
Usually, we have a riff, and we build the whole entire song musically around it. Then, we create the harmonies and start working on lyrics. The ideas will come from different things.
Where did "Timebomb" come from?
"Timebomb" pretty much says, "I'm ticking like a timebomb". That's who I am. I'm a teenager. I'm still growing. I'm becoming an adult, and the band and I will both explode, hopefully [Laughs].
What artists shaped you?
When I was younger, I always listened to Green Day. It evolved to The Story So Far, Of Mice & Men, Letlive, and Bring Me the Horizon. It's all of those modern rock bands. Listening to The Story So Far helps me write a lot of my lyrics. It's just nostalgic. It helps me think more. Before it used to be a lot of eighties music like Guns N' Roses and all of the iconic bands—and some not-so iconic stuff—now it's more modern music. I find a lot of inspiration in that. My melodies will come out of that. I listen to it. I don't copy or mimic it, but it inspires me to write and sing in my own sense.
Is it important for you to tell stories in the songs?
Yes! Before I wrote lyrics, I always did stories in school. They were always very descriptive and vivid. It was hard for me to get to the point because all of the descriptions and adjectives. When I do write my lyrics, I try to write a story out of it. I try to help the listener paint a picture. When you listen to "Wolves at the Door", it reminds you of Snow White or Red Riding Hood. There are wolves coming at a pretty door in the woods or something. You've got to get your shotgun and make sure they don't come [Laughs].
If you were to compare the EP to a movie or a combination of movies, what would you compare it to?
That's a crazy question. What do you think?
Perhaps, The Hangover or Project X, but with an emotional side to it…
True! Thank you. That's a good point. You could say it's like that for sure.
What's next for you?
We just finished a tour, which was pretty emotional. I'm really excited for this next tour.
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