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Finger Eleven is not your
"friend down stairs, Peter".
finger eleven is
not your middle fingers corralled together in a triumphant "fuck you!"
finger eleven is an instinct that lives in the back of your brain. It's a
decision made true to yourself, with a complete disregard of outside influence.
It's that one extra finger that you use to point you in the right direction.
It's the path of most resistance and that's why it's the perfect name for this
When we were making the last album we had all kinds of technical and political
garbage hanging around us and even though we got a great album out of it, we
still felt like there were many stones left unturned with both Arnold and
ourselves. This time around, after having been through almost all the pitfalls a
band can go through, with the exception of a dying member (knocking on wood) we
had a much clearer idea of what we were about as people, songwriters and
musicians. Having that much clarity, or at least thinking we did, made a huge
As we got into the heart of our six-month recording session things got cloudy.
It was as though we had been admiring a mural from half an inch away and finally
thought "What does this thing look like?" Once we could see the big
picture, once we were listening to the songs as "songs" rather than a
pile of little parts, we started to get that clarity back. The music started
shaping us and our vision and with that a new vision started shaping the songs.
Because of that there is way more of our "selves" on the album.
The album artwork was another place where we were
able to sit back and look at things - where we've been and where we've ended up.
It's a visual chronicle of what was happening to us from the '97 release of Tip
to the making of this new one - a complete retelling of how we were dropped by
our first label. To how we didn't hesitate to pick ourselves up and go the
uphill road on our own legs. To realizing that all of this clawing has brought
us back to another puppeteer the great record industry in the sky where we
surrender the strings again and jump off the edge to dangle. Only this time
we're armed with all the knowledge we've gathered along the way and all of our
decisions are and can be made with our eyes open.
The Greyest of Blue Skies felt like the perfect title for this album despite how
late in the game it came along. "Stop the presses!" was actually
yelled someplace, somewhere, by some person when we decided to change it at the
11th hour (pardon the pun). It was originally the title for Above which Scott
changed, as the lyrics evolved and it stuck with each of us over the years.
Then, with a last minute epiphany, at a rehearsal, it came to us. It seemed
perfect for a few reasons, the first being that it feels like a title.
THE GREYEST OF BLUE SKIES. The second was that it was really relevant to the
artwork and the story it was trying to tell, so in turn it was very relevant to
us and the journey we had been on over the past few years. And finally, it
summed up the music nicely. It's this strange blend of "dark/brooding"
and "twisted positivity". It's kind of bleak, but at least we admit
that blue skies exist somewhere.
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