Sometimes it takes a last-minute surprise and a leap of faith to put a perfect ending on an album. Such was the case with Stickup Kid's "Tailwind," the late addition to their upcoming album Future Fire.
"About a month or so before we went in to track Future Fire at Jingletown in Oakland, Tony [Geravesh, vocals] told me he was working on a new song," explains guitarist Bo McDowell. "I thought it was insane to try and complete/demo/prep an entire song in less than a month when we had already been demoing/dissecting every song we already had."
It took only a brief listen to the song to ease McDowell's doubts about the late addition, however.
"He ended up sending me the first minute or two of 'Tailwind' and on the first listen I automatically knew this song was meant to be on the album. I went over to his house and we finished writing it (the bridge/ending was actually inspired by a different song I was working on months prior to this)," McDowell said. "'Tailwind' ended up being the last song we wrote and luckily became the album's closer."
Stream the song, and check out its handwritten lyrics, below!
Future Fire is out July 9 via Adeline Records and is available to preorder now.
Catch Stickup Kid on tour with Real Friends and Candy Hearts this fall:
Jul 07 Howell Opera House - Howell, MI
Jul 08 Mahalls - Lakewood, OH
Jul 09 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 10 Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
Jul 11 The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 12 Democracy Center - Cambridge, MA
Jul 13 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
Jul 14 Even Flow Bar and Grille - Bay Shore, NY
Jul 15 Tobacco Road - New York, NY
Jul 16 Stanhope House - Stanhope, NJ
Jul 17 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD
Jul 19 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
Jul 20 The Blind Tiger (SOS Fest) - Greensboro, NC
Jul 21 One Unit Art Space - Columbia, SC
Jul 23 Phoenix Taproom - Jacksonville, FL
Jul 24 The Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
Jul 25 Will's Pub Orlando, FL e
Jul 26 The Seven Venue - Douglasville, GA
Jul 27 Letcher County Tourism Center - Whitesburg, KY
Jul 28 Fogarty's - Cincinnati, OH