Legendary Divorce: The title Make Me was inspired by the juvenile act of like, “I dare you, go ahead, fuck with me”, and the act of non-compliance. You know, come on, make me.
RYL: Tell us everything about the song “Easy”?
Legendary Divorce: Everything? It’s about throwing stones at glass houses & a deteriorating relationship.
I don’t know how to get into it without getting too personal or hurtful. Good therapy. It’s the first song we wrote as a band.
RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all your songs?
Legendary Divorce: Kind of? Like desperation & frustration – kind of dip into my “needier” states. There is a lot of yelling at, admitting to & apologizing – which seem like antagonizing topics, but I often find myself in all of those positions. Writing about it makes me better at not finding myself in those positions as often. Self reflection!
RYL: When you first started to make music?
Legendary Divorce: As Legendary Divorce? We played a Nirvana cover set on Halloween in 2012 – we’ve been writing since 2013. We have all been making music & heavily involved with music since we were kids.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Legendary Divorce: When we write a song, generally one of us come up with a riff idea. We send it to each other & if everyone is into it, we try it out at practice.
Occasionally entire songs will be complete, musically, by the time we offer it up. It varies – we wrote the beginning of a new song all together at practice, just dicking around.
When it comes to vocals, I write the riff and vocal parts – not lyrics – kind of together. I always have at least an idea while I am working on a guitar riff or whatever.
After the song is completed I sit down & write. Most of the time I already know what I want the song to be about. Then I just work it out.
RYL: Do you remember the day you wrote “Excess”?
Legendary Divorce: The music? No, but that is one song that was pretty much complete by the time we started working on it as a band. The lyrics I feel like I vaguely remember – I wrote them on the El train & in my house.
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Legendary Divorce: Writing songs that we want to listen to, that we really, truly, like. A lot. Keeping things uncomplicated – it’s so much fun making music with those dudes.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
Legendary Divorce: Haha, I don’t feel comfortable answering that question… But it varies. haha.
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?
Legendary Divorce: We don’t have a name for it yet, but it rules. One of my favorites so far.
RYL: your tour project this summer?
Legendary Divorce: No plans for real deal touring, but we’ll be playing a few shows in & around Philadelphia that we are all really excited about!
RYL: What inspired “No Fun”?
Legendary Divorce: It was inspired by 2 of my best friends in the whole world. It’s kind of an intimate song, even though it probably doesn’t read as such.