Fake Problems are set to release their new single 'Diamond Rings' on September 28th following UK dates including Reading and Leeds festivals and prior to their support slot with Frank Turner in October 2009. Vocalist Chris Farren explains the track and its evolution as a part of current full length 'It's Great To Be Alive' -
Diamond Rings really came out of nowhere for this record. The original version of it is a dark, slow, Tom Waits-esque country song, but that vibe just didn't fit with what we wanted to do for the record - so we decided to destroy it completely and rebuild it from the ground up. The only original components the song remains with are the lyrics and chord progression. I've had a few people come up to me and ask me specifically what this song is about, and I always turn it around on them to see what they think it's about. And it's always far more interesting than what the song is actually about.
Fake Problems have organically reinvented their sound and successfully redefined who they are as musicians and human beings with each musical step they've made. The band's SideOneDummy debut It's Great To Be Alive shows Fake Problems' unique brand of indie rock shaking off the insecurity and soul-searching of adolescence and sees the band embracing a sense of perspective that can only be gained by spending countless months on the road touring, laughing and writing music they believe in. The album was produced in the midst of the cornfields of Omaha, Nebraska in a mere two weeks by A.J. Mogis (Bright Eyes, Cursive). It's Great To Be Alive is less of a traditional album and more of a sonic journey that refuses to be limited by genre constraints.
You can view the video and the making of for their new single 'Diamond Rings' here: