“The album was a very emotional record for us to write and record with lots of ups and downs both within the band and our personal lives. We recorded everything for the album in a week in Tyler’s house. Tyler then mixed everything and Jamie King mastered it. We’re really pleased with how the album has turned out and [we’ve been so excited] to share it with the masses [thus far].” – Luke Brugh (Bassist)
Today, we have the pleasure of presenting to your eyes and ears the exclusive track-by-track commentary of All Threes’ debut LP Hide the Sun, penned by vocalist/guitarist Tyler Davis. As per usual, a complete album stream can be found at the end of the article, courtesy of Bandcamp. Enjoy!
We decided to start things off with this track one simple reason: putting it anywhere else but first would not have done it justice. It’s a heavy-hitting roller coaster ride that does more than just warm you up for the rest of the album. We couldn’t help but abandon the idea of recording this one with a click track since its intensity and aggressiveness were better left untamed. “Here we go,” the first lyric of the song/album, was unintentionally a warning and a promise for its listener.
Despite being the oldest track on this record, “Conditional” stands strong and maintains its place amongst the others. It started out being a lot rougher around the edges than it is now, originally having only scream-style vocals. In fact, it took rearranging it all for an acoustic performance to reveal its truest form!
This was the first single we released from the album as we felt it may be the closest thing to a “middle ground” when it comes to someone hearing us for the first time. This also may be the only song we’ve ever written that has been directly inspired by things going on in the political universe. Its message is almost as tremendous as the riffs that accompany it.
Sometimes we can’t help but forget the actual name of this track and call it by its original working title- “Bomp-Bomp,” inspired by the rhythm that starts the song. Those of you who write with or teach music to others probably have this curse as well. Haha! I find myself always focusing in on the bass while listening to this one. It seems to set the foundation and lead the way at the same time, especially towards the end!
“Worth The Weight”
I believe the entire band and most of the listeners can relate to this song, possibly even more so than we do. A semblance of balance is somewhat regrettably found being stuck between the pits of despair & hopelessness and the promised land of life. It’s when this balance is disrupted that things start to become uneasy and most times unbearable. You can’t find hope if you hide it- this track reflects the ups and downs of that.
The first thing you will notice about this track is the timing of the drums and bass. It’s so easy to get lost in it that you may miss everything else that is going on around it on the first listen! This is also the longest track on the record, but with a journey in store and all that’s happening inside, you won’t even notice.
This is a studio-born song that came about shortly before recording the album, but without words. Knowing that it had already gained its place in the track listing, we decided to record it anyways. The lyrics were wrote and recorded on the same night with inspiration coming from being “Set-” by having certain elements in your life that you are not even worthy of, but somehow managed to luck up and find. What things in your life make you feel “set?”
You can definitely say this song sounds the way its title does. I also apologize to any listeners who are listening straight through and get lost in the previous song, just to be violently jerked back to a strange reality you can’t run away from. On second thought, I don’t apologize because that’s the whole point. This is absolutely one of my most favorite songs to play live.
“More For Me”
“A future isn’t rich unless you make it free, and love is close, that’s what matters most.” A track way more forgiving than the previous, “More For Me” closes out the record with a multitude of lessons learned and an idea of what to do with them. There’s no mercy for a resting head in this world, so as the music drops out it’s time to drop this album and get back to work. Or you can just take it with you and play it on repeat at full volume!