Well, it’s the 26th of September today, so by band-law, we have to do something. The Outside extended iTunes single is now available. It contains The Outside single, the B-side We Will Survive and a remix of The Outside by SAINT HUGHS. [26] love B-Sides. It’s always interesting to see what didn’t make the final cut. More often than not, they’re some of our favourite material. As a result, you can expect to see many B-sides coming from [26] with this album, and all that follow. But we thought we’d delve a little deeper, and give a little bit more info on the B-Sides themselves – the unsung heroes.

We Will Survive

We Will Survive was actually one of the earlier tracks created for Sunshine Salvation. It wasn’t even called Sun Sal yet. It was simply Album 3. It was written at the time of the Iranian protests in 2009. It was the first real time that social media played a role in civil change. I was personally a bit inspired to see the younger generation trying to make a change through modern means. Who’d of thought that the “micro blogging website that tells people what you are having for lunch” would be used like it was/is? So this song is a bit of a nod to those guys that got out on the streets, used their brains and the systems available to them, and aimed to make some change. It was the start of a social juggernaut that still continues to this day. In terms of its creation, it was born from the crunchy, electric drum loop that it starts with (00:20 for those playing at home) and the sinister bass line that rolls the whole way through. Everything just grew around that. It was also the first time we crunched up Iain’s drums. Everything before that was just natural recording and reverb. It didn’t make the Sun Sal cut, purely because the album was organically growing with a particular group of songs, and WWS wasn’t fitting naturally. So we put it to the side, and earmarked it for a later release. We enjoyed it too much to leave it on the cutting room floor.

As for the Remix, well, we love a bit of electro, and the song just lends itself to be chopped and mashed. It was a no-brainer. So there you have it. Our first single and B-sides for Sunshine Salvation – now available on iTunes. Hope you enjoy them!

Take care all D (and the [26] boys)

P.S. I’ll make someone else write the next blog. You are probably getting sick of me by now.

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2 Responses to The Outside – Extended iTunes single available now.

  1. Graham Ernst says:

    Hey, caught you guys last night at BBL. Great! Is the new album coming to iTunes?

  2. Nick says:

    Sure is Graham…on 26th October.

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