Sudden Suspension released Basement Songs on May 3rd. PropertyOfZack is happy to be hosting a Track-By-Track on the meaning behind the songs for fans. Pick up your copy here and check out the meaning behind each track below!
Okay, umm… Where should I start this? ‘Basement Songs’ is really solid in a lot of ways, it’s definitely a lot darker than our last EP. As far as themes go, I guess you could say it’s about feeling helpless. Things happen, and you waste hours trying to think of what you could have done differently. You think back and sort of get lost in the past. It’s fucked up how things end. But they do end, and you just have to figure out how to move on.
This is just an intro track, it goes with the first song, but I’ve always kind of hated long intros, so we just made it a seperate track. That way you can listen to it if you want, or just play the short 1:50ish song without it, and get stoked on that. The title January has to do with everything going on in the song it leads into. A bunch of stuff that happened in, well obviously, January.
Lyrically, this song was a lot different than what I usually do. I wasn’t that worried about rhyme scheme and just wrote a bunch of things down when I was really upset. But it’s very real I guess you could say? It almost comes off as angry? It sort of freaks me out in that sense. Essentially you could sum up the song by saying, “I don’t know what I did to mess this up, but it still kills me.” Writing is really great therapy. Performing is even better. You get to just yell about all your problems, and people actually sort of enjoy it. It’s rad.