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island life


composer
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
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background
Island Life was one of the songs demoed for Neapolis. It was eventually dropped as Jim and Charlie couldn't make it work.

It was revisited during the Big Music sessions, but then abandoned. It was felt that the track simply didn't have any potential.

"We've been around the houses three or four times with this song. We've kicked it into touch, swore we'd never look at it again, convinced ourselves it's a pile of crap. Then, one day, it turns up on a random playlist on your iTunes and you go "There's that fucking terrible song again... No, hold on, this sounds great." Sometimes, a song just needs to find its time. I'm quite sure that's the case with most writers who are as long in the tooth as me and Charlie." - Jim, Classic Pop Magazine, March 2020

"Sometimes songs are in the vaults because they're no good, somethimes you just can't crack it. They're obviously something at the start of a song that excites you and, like this current idea, it just takes it popping up randomly again for you to go, 'That's great.' But somethings you get fooled, because you'll work on it for months again, only to go 'Oh God. I'm bored of it again now.' A song can be great for the first minute, but you're kidding yourself on if you thin it's good for all four minutes. And sometimes it really is a great song that doesn't fit in with the rest of the pack. All I can say about the current one is, I hope it doesn't take us another 22 years to get it right." - Jim, Classic Pop Magazine, March 2020




lyrics
The lyrics have not been published