As you all know our debut album ‘Truth & Faith’ is released on November 14th. For the first time we’re officially revealing the tracklisting for the album, giving you previews of all the songs and a little bit about what the song means to the band.
Remember the CD can be pre-ordered from http://www.phoenixxrecords.bigcartel.com and it will be available digitally to pre-order from iTunes very shortly.
We hope to see you all at our launch gig at Factory251 on November 12th…
The Words – Truth & Faith
Truth & Faith was recorded and mixed at the Loudhailer in Manchester by Mladen Pavlovic “Deni” and mastered by David Rogers.
Recording originally started in November 2010 and one year on is ready for release, here is the tracklisting….
Featured by Mercedes-Benz, used as the song for one of the levels on Playstation 3 game Vibes and the song that for many defines The Words. We could think of no better way to start the album than with FAG.
Ste: “Put simply FAG is the big bang, a first hand recording of the noise made at the birth of the universe.”
“You and me are better baby, you and me together we are”
Ghostbusting is better when there are two heads instead of one.
3. Everybody’s With You
The single from the album and the opening song from our set in Stuttgart. The single is released on October 31st and is all about there being more than meets the eye with some people.
4. Head over heels
Originally called “Mario Kart” during the recording process this song is all about fun, grab an instrument, play, dance around and enjoy yourself.
Influenced by Neil’s time working with Frank Black from The Pixies. Neil did the session work on his album, went home and Time was born.
The original recording was released as part of our “All the Roads” EP in 2009 and has been re-recorded with some new twists and turns for this album.
An instruction to everyone out there, do things now that you’ll be proud of in the future. Siren was also the favorite song of Neil’s late mum Denise. RIP.
Ste: “The inspiration behind Falling was when my house burnt down. I came home late one night to a street full of people outside my smouldering house. When I got inside I found hand prints all over my walls where the firemen hand been feeling their way around looking for any signs of life. Luckily no one was inside and we got a song out of it”
8. A Thousand Times
One of those amazing songs that just poured out of us, we went to rehearsals and played it from start to finish first time and they are always the best.
Graeme: “A song all about thinking of the good times you have had with friends, girlfriends, boyfriends or whoever and trying to keep what you have got and enjoy life with them”
9. Under the Sun
The summer anthem, all about getting on holiday, partying, getting on the beach and having a great time. Originally released in 2009 on the “All the Roads” EP, this is a brand new recording with some changes we wanted to introduce.
Featured several times by Mercedes-Benz on their Mixed Tape site, played live in Stuttgart and described by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as “Absolutely storming” Under the Sun is the ultimate feel good song.
10. The Void
Ste: “The song that dips it’s feet in to the darkness of the unknown while hanging on to the light of the familiar.”
11. Stand up sit down
Always a show stopper when it’s played live, the song that gets everyone up dancing and finishes the set on a high.
Ste: “This song was totally forgotten by me until a friend played a recording of me playing it on her phone. Mad but true, it’s a gift”
12. Truth & Faith
The title track of the album and a song that once started seemed to just write itself. The first time it was played live at a gig in Altrincham it didn’t have a name so we asked the crowd what it should be called and a lady shouted out “Faith & Truth” and it stuck….. until we twisted it around!