The newest single from FP faves Murder By Death, “I Came Around” off their upcoming Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon. We spoke to songwriter Adam Turla at length about this song last month. Here’s what he had to say:
“I knew I wanted there to be a message and a story to it, and I know I wanted it to start at a wake. It ended up developing into a song about being wrong. I’ve heard so many songs about calling someone out, but rarely do you hear songs about being wrong about someone. I love rebellious songs, sure, but I try to develop characters that are more complex.
Basically, it’s a song about going to a wake of someone you don’t respect, almost out of spite, which is a pretty petty act. Over the course of the wake, you start to realize all these people love the deceased despite their faults. Ultimately, you realize of the course of this amazing event, that you were wrong about them. The song is called ‘I Came Around’, which is exactly what happens. I essentially wanted to write a positive song about death, and about the sadness of realizing it’s too late, but also the joy of discovering something about yourself that isn’t too flattering.”