The Dark Side

The Dark Side – Fighting This Monster

This was started by Cris.  The way that this works is that Cris will upload some short samples that he has prepared and we then all get to play with them.  Fortunately, he’s really good natured about what gets kept and his work that ultimately is discarded!

Cris will generally provide a title for his song.  I quite like this – it gives me a starting point, both for the lyrics and feel for the arrangement as the song develops.

This is a fairly straight forwards lyric.  It documents someone putting their utter faith in someone else, thinking that they are the one, only to have this illusion shattered and then documents their reaction, having come to this realisation.

My favourite songs are those where there is a real flow to the process.  This was one of them.

Written & produced by Fighting This Monster.
Mixed & mastered by Chris Sabater, Crescent Moon Studio, London.
Art work by Alun Rees, fatyucca.co.uk

We Drift

We Drift – Fighting This Monster

This was another track that predated Fighting This Monster existing.  In fact, it was one of the first pieces that I put together when I returned to writing music.  In the same way as ‘Linear’, the music came first and the lyrics and vocals followed, once FTM took on the track.

The words were inspired by my favourite lyric of all time, which appear in ‘That’s Entertainment’ by The Jam:

‘Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight
Two lovers missing the tranquillity of solitude’

‘We Drift’ is about what comes next.  A couple gradually losing what they had as they stop making the effort for one another and everything starts to unravel until all things are stripped bare.

Written & produced by Fighting This Monster.
Mixed & mastered by Chris Sabater, Crescent Moon Studio, London.
Art work by Alun Rees, fatyucca.co.uk

Fighting This Monster Signature Video

Self Titled Signature Video – Fighting This Monster

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Written & produced by Fighting This Monster.
Mixed & mastered by Chris Sabater, Crescent Moon Studio, London.
Video and art work by Alun Rees, fatyucca.co.uk