• Gustav posted an update in the group Group logo of +-+- 4 years, 3 months ago · updated 4 years, 3 months ago

    Factoid: Rows is pronounced like “rows of things” because it was originally an instrumental composition which they described as “rows of ideas”. The end section (“draw for me a rainbow”) was written separately and they glued it together. 1/8 notes in the first bit become triplets in the end section.

    • Songs they’d originally worked on before Johan returned included Satellites and Making Friends as well as Western Silver Lion Cub. So the last bit of My Complications came first. They sketched out the rest of My Complications before Russell Lissack helped them finish it.

    • +- is Mew’s most expensive album ever.

    • All the selfies taken for The Night Believer will be used. So if you sent them a picture of something you shouldn’t have, you might have made The Night Believer video X rated.

    • Clinging To A Bad dream started as an extended jam by Silas and Bo (that initial African-inspired bit). Jonas added chords for the chorus. Incidentally Clinging’s guitar part has nothing to do with Boy. Speaking of which, Boy ended up on the scrap pile.

    • Cross The River started out with a part written by Bo and Nick Watts. Hence Nick Watts got his first ever songwriting credit for Mew.

    • There was going to be an extra bit to their live shows. Something, as far as I remember, to do with “reflective screens”, but they couldn’t get it to work. They said they might add more new songs to the set lists as the tour progresses. Backdrops may return, although not for the +- tour (I don’t think).

      • The lighting/stage design as it is seems pretty underwhelming compared to the way they were describing how it was going to be. That’s a shame they couldn’t get the fancy things to work properly. But I *really* want those backdrops to return. Really, really, really.

    • Agnes, help me out…

    • They will answer the questions from MewX on video and had already filmed Silas answering one.

    • Jonas talked for ages, and never seemed to tire of people asking him questions. I forgot to ask about Twin Peaks but there may be more things I’ve not mentioned.

    • Yeah in British English “rows” can mean arguments which might have made more sense in conjunction with the lyrics. If so it’s pronounced like “cows”.

    • Oh yeah with regards to Rows: they have played it in rehearsals, but they haven’t been able to figure out a good way of playing the last bit (“draw for me a rainbow”) because of the many vocal parts. They’ve tried to imitate them with synths, but it’s not sounded right yet.