“‘Sound The Alarm’ was written after reading an article in the Nassau Guardian of rising crime statistics in the Bahamian capital, and how the government weren’t doing enough to tackle poverty. I kept thinking about how difficult it must be for those in difficult socio-economic situations to find the strength and resources to make positive changes, and so this song acts as a short internal monologue of someone who might not believe they can. The guitar solo played over a 7/8 time signature represents internal struggle and release. As a guitarist, I’m not a huge fan of guitar solos, so deciding to include, and then trying to write and play one proved somewhat difficult.” – Scott Mallard (Sirens & Shelter)
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