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It's easy to write. Learning to edit, however, takes time.
It's a lesson IAMWE is intimately familiar with. When we last talked to the local indie rockers in depth, they fully anticipated pushing out a record in December of 2011. Nearly a year later, they released Run Wild, or the record formally known as She's a Soldier - edited, aged and genuinely heartfelt.
Initially named for Bella, a 100-year-old woman that touched the band that drummer Josh Carlson befriended while working at a local hospice, She's a Solider was about Bella; Run Wild is instead inspired by her spirit.
"...sometimes things change and the emotion and design take on a different personality but that's the beauty of any art process," singer Tim Maiden explains. "You have to be willing to let the journey become what it may and enjoy the ride. The tone of the record has morphed/transformed from its original design but still at its core continues to be truly inspired by our dear friend Bella. I think I was trying to honor her life too intently but if Bella had the choice, I think she'd want us to honor the impact she had on us more than anything. The songs became more mood-friendly and our title track "Run Wild" is a great example of that. We wanted to finish the record with a mood so free that nothing could stand its way." -- Christina Caldwell
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