A special view on the EP's release and production from 2008 and the meaning behind some of i
This day, 13 years ago The Narrative released their first record EP "Just Say Yes" featuring the songs Castling, The Moment That it Stops, Eyes Closed, Libra, The Photographers Daughter and Waiting Room. Just Say Yes was released through the project The Record Collective on August 30, 2008. After its release, the EP was featured in the front page of Myspace and also on episodes of MTV's Reality TV Shows.
The EP was recorded by The band at Red Wire Audio in New York and Produced by Bryan Russell.
Songs like 'Castling' plays with words to talk about a game of chess and the way a person "Take, take it all, rook to king / Oh I've been guarding something /You keep chasing me to walls, always." and "There's nothing left that I won't say/'Cause my queen moves every single way'".
The song 'The Moment That it Stops' is samples the song "Company Calls" from Death Cab for Cutie, a great inspiration for the band in their style of music. 'Eyes Closed' is a song about a couple fight during a road trip. According to Jesse is a personal story. About the final verse "I pushed your hand away from the radio" he says:
As for the former, it's a totally literal line. We were arguing over something until that point when you just stop saying anything to one another, and I had music playing that she went to turn off. I'd turn it back on, she'd turn it back off, I'd turn it back on, etc., when at one point I pushed her hand back when she tried to turn it off. I just felt really awful about that, and later on the whole thing felt like one of those "What were we even arguing about?" moments, and not worth it at all to get so worked up over. "I should have just let it go" - not just the hand, but the whole of it.
Keeping with the TikTok creation, The Narrative posted another two videos in the app. The first is a famous 'plant grow' effect played by Jesse that you grow your plant by making the poses with hand hearts and 'rock and roll' hand sign. The second video features Jesse and Suzie showing a snippet of the new song they've been working on to be released (according to the band's Instagram post) on September. Also, in the video you can listen to the lyrics of the song, ending with "little boys ache hearts"
The band update their instagram, still talking about their profile into TikTok. In the post the band talked about the new release of a song in the end of September, "These two nerds set a goal to release a song by the end of September and somewhere along the journey they created a TikTok... and by "they" we mean Suzie. Suzie created a TikTok. The world is shocked, we know."
As we know, TikTik have become a great place for artists to share music. The Narrative posted a new photo on Instagram to share their profile on TikTok (follow @thenarrativemusic) and making fun of it. Check the photo below
Caption: laughing because we made a TikTok so we can neglect yet another social media platform follow us there for less than regular updates
Description of the photo: smiley man and woman sitting on a wooden bench in a sunny backyard with wooden fence and trees.
The Narrative is now on TikTok. The band posted a video with Suzie and Jesse moking their presence in the app, "We definitely don't have a TikTok". Also, they shared a small snippet of a new song, featuring Suzie's vocal. You can watch the video below.
The band can be followed at @thenarrativemusic. Follow and reshare, also the band's songs are available in the app, so, do it!
The Narrative posted some new stories showing the production of a new song with the producer Bryan Russell. The band released their last song "Monoliths" on June 14.
Check the photo below:
Description: Suzie and Bryan in the first photo with the text "dream team @narrativesuzie @redwireaudioproduction making things for your ears" and the next shows Jesse holding a guitar "this one is also involved".