Format: CD-EP Cat#: arcd.s 023
Label: Adrian Recordings Year: 2004
1. Big Chill 2. Let’s not Fall Apart (EP – version) 3. Everything You’ll Never See 4. Kellerman’s Song
It was supposed to be a spring EP. Four pop songs to run around a summer
meadow to. Get to surrender to pop music again. But it didn’t happen.
Somewhere it all fell by the wayside. It no longer felt relevant.
Somewhere, I think it was in Dresden, Germany, the pop music
disappeared. Everyone in the band had different ideas about everything.
In the end I could only consider “Big Chill” as a single because all I
wanted to do was to shout and play distorted guitar.
That Matti ended up singing on “Big Chill” was really just a
coincidence. With all due respect to Matti, we originally wanted Rickard
from “Hell on Wheels” to sing it with David. Because he’s a good guy,
because “Hell on Wheels” is a great band and because we know him. No-one
in David & the Citizens has met Matti Alkberg. They didn’t even
meet now when he recorded his singing. He did that in Luleå, and the
band recorded everything in Malmö.
But Bear Quartet is, after all, one of Sweden’s best bands. We got hold
of Matti’s email and he accepted. Bear Quartet is, in our opinion, best
when they’re angry, fed up and exposed, just like “Big Chill”. You can
say that “Big Chill” is the bridge between the former David & the
Citizens and the David & the Citizens that was yet to come. One
funny anecdote is that in the studio while recording “Big Chill” was
Sporty Spice (Melanie C), we so badly wanted her to sing with the band
but she was tied up by lawyers. The thought of us almost bringing Matti
Alkberg and Melanie C together in one track is so thrilling.
The other 3 tracks was all considered to be singles from the "Until the
Sadness is Gone"- album, but in the end they formed a better EP than
being on the album. "Let's not Fall Apart" is here in the acid bath
version, stripped down to the bones. Kellerman in “Kellerman’s Song” is
private investigator Mike Kellerman, from the TV series “Homicide”.