Exclusive: My Heart to Fear Premiere New Song, “Bottomed Out”
My Heart to Fear will release their new album, Algorithm, July 9 via Solid State Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere new song “Bottomed Out” right here right now. Check it out, read what vocalist Trevor Pool has to say about the track, and let us know what you think in the comments.
REVOLVER What’s the song about?
TREVOR POOL Lyrically, “Bottomed-Out” was written about the collective human questioning of a God’s existence and purpose. It was inspired by a quote from a dialogue between theologian Dr. Gregory A. Boyd and his atheist father, which says, “It is incongruous with everything we know about the world to suppose that nature could produce creatures which have longings which nature doesn’t itself fulfill.”
Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?
Honestly, the song was written on my basement floor for eight hours straight. We use “tabit”–a computer program that lets us tab out our music and hear what it sounds like–to make some preproduction so that I had a song reference to help me write vocals. I wrote the song from beginning to end. The inspiration was in my last answer.
Was this an easy song to write or record?
Actually, yes, this was one of the easiest songs to both write and record.
What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far? What sort of reaction do you want to get from the song?
So far, everyone we have shown the song to said awesome things like “heaviest song on the album” and that the song is “huge” and “groovy.” Honestly, I just hope a lot of people enjoy the songs and show their friends. In reference to “Bottomed-Out,” I hope people appreciate the parallel between the emotion that the musicality invokes and the lyrics. And thank you so much for the interview! We all appreciate the support!