Sometimes to make magic, you have to get uncomfortable first.
The Faim are on the cover of Rock Sound this month, celebrating the upcoming release of their debut album 'State Of Mind'! Pick up your copy now from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV
Inside their cover feature, the band share the story behind writing the album's title track - and to put it bluntly, they tell the story very differently from one another.
“Just before we went to do some recording in LA, we sat in a rehearsal studio for two weeks and wrote some songs,” shared Sam [Tye, guitarist]. “The first week was like, ‘Hey, we need to write songs. Let’s do it’. And then the second week, we kind of sat back and we went, ‘What do we want? And what do we want to say with all this music? For one or two days, we didn’t write anything, we just sat and talked about everything and where we were all at personally, because we’d just done a lot of touring and we hadn’t had that much time to reflect on ourselves. So we literally just sat down and spoke our minds.”
Josh however - he tells it a little differently. According to him, the four of them whipped their clothes off, got entirely uncomfortable, and then wrote the song that was going to define them. Back in their Perth practice room in varying states of undress, they wrote one of the most intense, personal, epic rock songs of the year.
“Sometimes you’ve got to physically put yourself in a different perspective, and physically feel something before you can come into the studio,” the vocalist grins. “Yeah it’s uncomfortable, yeah it feels strange, but that’s good.”
‘State Of Mind’ - the album closer - is what tumbled out of that session and lent the album its title, and is perhaps the best indicator of the wide, expansive, expressive rock band The Faim have become through keeping on keeping on.
Sadly, you'll have to wait until next month to hear it, but it's worth the wait.