Human life is a balance (or imbalance) between creation and destruction.
In the middle of this dipole, there is a substance that is associated with every culture, both as a cause of creation and as a means of destruction.
Of course, the stuff we’re talking about is alcohol.
The principle of creating many great works of art, but also the root cause of wrong decisions, for almost every one of us.
At times, however, the wrong decisions lead to adventurous ways that can prove to be right.
Whiskey is probably one of the most sung-about drinks and associated with rock music.
“Whiskey Night” from the “Strangers Give More” debut album, of the band from Ioannina Felony Case, tells us of a decision, a catastrophic night, which may have a happy ending.
The lyric part belongs to bassist Antonis Adam, though everyone is involved in each of their creations.
The song refers to the heroine’s decision to go out, but not for just one beer …
But for a whiskey that seems like a more reliable solution. Especially when common sense can’t find it.
As the band‘s bass player tells on an interview during the “Street Mode Festival“, the lyrics speak of the night when one feels frustrated and wants something much heavier to drink, not just a beer.
“I’ll go out tonight and drink,” as one popular song says.
And she goes on to say, “when the heroine returns, perhaps alone, to a house, not her own.
Drunkenness seems like an excuse or a self-exculpation of her decision.
Maybe even undoing her own course”, which brought her this frustration, we could say.
The band members report that the lyrical part of the song is a result of everyone’s experiences, but not something specific.
A dose of the film “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” is also one of their influences in creating the lyrics.
After all, almost all of us have gone through or done so.
As, says the band’s singer, Faidra Potsika, “the message of the song is to live within our limits.
Limits that we set ourselves. This is rock’n’roll but also the cause of its continued evolution.”
The music belongs to the guitarist Giorgos Gousias, but always with the participation of the whole band.
The melody went through 40 waves to complete it as a composition.
When the guitarist brought the riff, to be heard by all members, he had no particularly positive response.
Of course, during and after a lot of processing, he convinced even the most skeptical of the band members.
The irony of luck is that the end result was exactly what its creator had originally anticipated in 2014, long before the band was created.
Even the lyrics changed 5-6 times, along with the music to reach the original idea.
Perhaps the song could be titled Andersen’s tale, “The ugly duck”
The reason is that he just had to “grow up” to show his true nature.