Faster Than Bullets
3 June 2013 — I wrote this song in January and February of this year. I actually finished the lyrics sitting in my seat before seeing Tegan and Sara at Club Nokia on 1 Feb 2013. Before that, the chorus just repeated “You’ve got the power, girl” and some dumb line at the end. I wanted to say more. As with many of my songs, it’s about a comic book character but it’s really about something more — real stuff, that feeling of being an alien and recognizing another alien.
Recording it was cool too. So on the “record” release of the single, I included the demo and a couple of early mixes. Those b-sides all include draft artwork from Eric Koda when you download the record.
Here’s the demo:
Here’s an early mix with a pretty corny synth sound.
Here’s pretty much the final recording with some different tones in the bridge: