I personally don’t know many songs about social anxiety and social alienation. But this is one I was involved in. C Harness (not his real name) is a good friend. He is a bus driver here in Edinburgh. One day he was over at the house and we were talking about songwriting. I was asking him about song ideas from real life. Then we came to the conclusion that something dark like social anxiety should be the topic for a track.
We recorded the song over the next 3 – 4 hours upstairs in my bedroom studio. He played the organ and did the bass. I played the guitar and got the drums and beats completed. We both did some vocal duties. I mixed it the next day and it was complete after a touch of mastering a week later.
For a song about such a depressing subject it has proved an undeniably popular track – much to our satisfaction. I think people like to know they are not alone when it comes to having problems and issues. Surely one of the great appeals of bands like The Smiths or Radiohead?
The darkest hour always come before the dawn…