Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
The song Sugar for the Pill from the band Slowdive was inspired by Wuthering Heights according to:
Slowdive singer-guitarist Neil Halstead guests on the latest episode of “Song Exploder,” the podcast where artists break down their songs and explain how they were made. He discussed “Sugar for the Pill” from their recent self-titled LP. Halstead delves into the song’s gestation, playing clips of a demo and explaining how he merged electronic and live drums, as well as filling his guitar with bubble wrap to control the feedback. He also draws parallels between the song’s themes and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, which he was reading around the time the song was written. Listen to the episode below and scroll down to hear the song. (Jazz Monroe)
FACT Magazine:
The singer/guitarist explains how he replaced live drums largely with electronic ones and fitted his guitar with bubble wrap as “filler” to limit feedback. He also says ‘Sugar for the Pill’ was inspired by Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, describing the song’s “wild Heathcliff quality.” (April Clare Welsh)


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