Sept. 10 — Independent rock outfit Milliseconds debuted the latest single from its forthcoming album, So This Is How It Happens this week.
The band kicked off the weekend by debuting the album’s second single, ‘Fallingwater‘ Friday through Brooklynvegan. The song’s premiere came less than a month after the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Time and Distance’.
The musical arrangement featured in Milliseconds’ new single is a catchy, up-tempo pop punk composition that will easily appeal to fans of so many bands within said genre.
Front man Eric Alexson talked at length about the lyrical content featured in the new single.
“On the third or fourth date with my now wife, she told me about her fantasy to head to the airport some Friday after work, buy a ticket for Paris, and spend a weekend exploring, eating great food, drinking wine, flying back for work Monday,” Alexson said. “Without skipping a beat, my overly-practical tour manager brain kicked in and before I knew it was spelling out how expensive it’d be buying a last-minute ticket, how you’d need to figure out lodging when we landed, how raw the jet lag would be on a short trip…completely missing the romantic point of the notion, killing any spontaneity at all. Not my best moment, and I’ve gotten a little better about being spontaneous and staying present, even if it’s not natural.”
Alexson continued, “The verses of Fallingwater are loose ideas of of fantastical dates wandering the world together, like she’d want, then the chorus flips back to my brain struggling with tapping into emotions, being spontaneous, admitting that it’s not what I’m good at.
He concluded, “Musically we felt like we were tapping into Hüsker Dü and the Kinks when writing this. Those chorus chords especially with the high strings ringing out as a drone definitely owes something to Bob Mould, and the riff in seven that separates sections of the song, feels like some early / mid Kinks, or maybe “Alex Chilton” by the Replacements, but in seven. The weird twist comes in the bridge: initially it was just one voice, but in the studio we layered harmonies and it came out a bit Beach Boys, just maybe not as pretty.”
So This Is How It Happens is scheduled for release Oct. 13 through Spartan Records. More information on Milliseconds’ new album and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/MillisecondsBand.