If you've hit up a Paradise Fears
show within the past few months, you're most likely familiar with the achingly pretty tune "Home," which has become a solid fan-favorite since the pop punkers first whipped it out on stage. Now, as a treat for fans, the band have re-recorded it as a stripped down version and we're happy to be premiering that today.
"'Home' is a song we wrote early last year after months on the road for the first time in our lives, and the way it was received was overwhelming. It was really the response to this song that helped us find our home on the road while touring," the band explain. "The Resolution Tour
served as an opportunity to rework the song into a more stripped down and raw version, and after performing it that way night after night, and re-falling in love with the emotion of the song, we decided we needed to preserve that by recording a studio version."
By peeling back the original's sweeping pianos and energized guitars, the band were truly able to expose the track's inherent emotion. Knocking off a few layers of instrumentals hasn't left this tune entirely bare-bones, though. Starting off with dramatic bursts of percussion, it soon transitions to a raw chorus of steady acoustics, chugging beats and twinkling piano, while the original's soaring pop punk melodies lead the way.
Enjoy the track's premiere right here and then, in the band's words, "Take it, share it." And for all our Anaheim, Calif. friends, you can catch the band at Chain Reaction
with the Summer Set
on Saturday (February 23). Grab your tickets here
. Photo By Dirk Mai