Monday, August 15, 2016

Behind The Songs - We Know There's More

Many of the songs that make up Third World Sun’s first CD took a circuitous route to get to where they are today. Indeed most of them even continue to evolve since we recorded them as we continue to play them live. Because of this, I wanted to document how these songs came about before I forget and it all just becomes a blur. - Carhart 

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We Know There’s More (Johnson, Driml, Carhart, Carhart) 

This song started out with lyrics by Lori. Which is why there’s no particular rhyme to them and why the verses and choruses are essentially the same throughout. That was Lori’s worship song mentality. She was free-flowy and didn’t really care about structure. And she liked to keep the words simple so people could join in easily. Scott and I had originally written totally different chords for this song and therefore the melody was also quite different. But it wasn’t doing it for Lori. Before taking a break from rehearsal, she mentioned off-handedly, “What if we did something that was like The Go-Gos?” While she was gone, Scott burst out with the song’s signature riff which he thought was similar to the Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat” (it’s probably not really that similar). Launch Pad recorded it with Lori on vocals. The version Third World Sun made has a bit of a surf vibe, which we played up on the CD but we typically play it with more distortion live. Also, for the TWS version, I had to change the melody in a couple places in order to sing it. Lori’s range had a much higher ceiling than mine. But overall, I think we’re true to the spirit of the song and it’s a popular one live. In 2015, We Know There’s More went on rotation at the Long Beach Airport.

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