Ever wondered what your favourite artists think is the best song they’ve written? How about the meaning behind it? Well don’t fret because we at AltCorner have got you covered! Here Junior‘s drummer Si Martin takes us behind the scenes on his favourite song!
What’s your favourite song you’ve written?
The truth is, we’ve written some banging songs that haven’t seen the light of day yet, so this will probably change in a few months time when there’s new music out..! But in terms of songs that are out there, I genuinely think that ‘Day of the Dead‘ is my favourite (but ‘A House That’s Not Quite Home‘ will always have a special place in my heart!)
What inspired the song?
Lyrically, it’s really about loss, and the way that we’re all different and react to this big, scary and intense – yet ultimately natural and inevitable event – in different ways. And the idea that remembering someone who’s passed on doesn’t have to be a sad thing; it can be a celebration of their life, and remembering the powerful impact they’ve had on you, and the people around you. Keeping those fond memories of people means that they can live on even if they’re not around anymore.
Why is the song so special to you?
It’s one of those songs that fell together really easily and quickly. I remember seeing interviews with bands as I grew up and them talking about songs happening like that but not really getting it. But this one’s stayed pretty much the same as the very first demo. For me, I think it’s got that big emotional punch but packaged up in our trademark fun & catchy way. We can all relate to loss on some level, and we’re all figuring it out in our own way, so I’d like to think that it can be that level of reassurance that someone else is going through these motions too. Plus I really like the fact that the pre-chorus of “ppreeeeeeeessssuuuuuuuure” is a big ole hook that could be a chorus in itself and then it hits in with the woahs on the chorus. It’s the sort of thing that I’d want to listen to anyway, even if it wasn’t our band haha.
Catch Junior on the road in September:
31 Aug – The Anvil – Bournemouth
2 Sept – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff
3 Sept – The Victoria – Birmingham
4 Sept – The Cornerhouse – Cambridge
5 Sept – JT Soar – Nottingham
6 Sept – Fusion – Liverpool
9 Sept – Santiago Bar – Leeds