Justice For All

Justice For All – Fighting This Monster

This was another track that was started off by Cris.  He produced the title and uploaded some ideas in the form of some samples.

For once, the lyrics for the chorus came first on this, then the bridge part and finally the verses.

As ever, there were several ideas going on in my mind when I started to put this together.  The first was the ‘three strikes’ idea, that received some publicity a while back.  The theory was that you only got so many chances before facing the potential of being imprisoned indefinitely.

The second idea was whether the law, in any country, is applied fairly, regardless of your status.  I guess this came from the chorus lyric, but I wanted to then reflect this through the verses.   I wonder how influential the Press are in determining how we should view certain misdemeanours, or even whether they have the power to determine whether someone is guilty before a trial has taken place.

I particularly like the drum programming on this one.  I think that they work really well with all the other elements, but remain nicely understated.  It’s a particularly good example of how Daniel and Michael go about this aspect of our song writing.

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

Linear

Linear – Fighting This Monster

This is a song that I’d written a while back.  Well, the basic music had been there for a while and it’s always a challenge to return to a track and add lyrics and some kind of melody.

There were two themes running through my mind when I put the lyrics together.  The first was my impression that, increasingly, things are being down to us.  Perhaps this is nothing new, but everything I read and hear say to me that individuals are increasingly powerless and that this permeates through the many aspects of our lives.

The second idea was one of addiction, something that often features in what I write.  I’m not sure that I was linking the two ideas i.e. the more powerless we feel, the more likely we are to turn to something that then becomes addictive.  My work in this area suggests it is always a journey without end, because you never know what life will throw at you and how vulnerable you become when things get difficult.

Often, it seems to me, that it is a key positive relationship that can make all the difference.  Hence, the idea of a straight road or path leading to that one individual.

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