The song 'It's about to go down' came about after I was scrolling through my Twitter-timeline one night. Somebody tweeted something like 'it's about to go down. someone should write a song about it.'
And so I did. Cause you don't have to challenge me twice with something like that :-)
The song lyric is a spielerei, a lyric exercise, a word play. The words have a kind of hiphop-attitude, 'yo man, it's about to go down, you better take cover, it's gonna blow'... It makes sense.
Saying something is about to go down, means something big is about to happen. It's an urban 'slang' phrase. For me it means you think it will be great, awesome, mindblowing.
The song can be about anything good, great, huge anywhere for or by anybody. I always feel like it was my promise about the new album.
'It’s gonna be all the things you wished for and you hoped for'
Musically though it's everything except hiphop. I always describe the song as 'lana del rey meets mumford and sons'. I guess, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. The country shuffle rhythm keeps pushing the song forward and the banjo adds to the drive. The high guitar notes always give me a 'le vent nous portera' (Noir Désir) vibe. The song, lyric and music, was written in about 30 minutes tops. It really felt like a power exercise and ever since I wrote it, I couldn't get it out of my head (especially the 'oohs'). So it was a keeper for this record.
Allright, a penny for your thoughts... ;)
Read lyrics here