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MusicRadar – Matt Sorum talks songwriting

Matt Sorum talks songwriting, new album, Ringo Starr and giving back
By Joe Bosso

January 17, 2013
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How did the new songs and the idea for a record come about?

“For the second part of my trip, I hung out on the beach. I stayed at a little hotel called the Surf and Sand Hotel – I used to go there in the early ’70s with my grandparents. While there, I wrote a song called The Sea. I remembered how much I loved the beach as a kid. Nothing seems to matter when you’re on the beach.

I wrote another song there called Blue. I was thinking, Why does the word ‘blue’ always mean sadness? I wrote it as a positive thing – the sky, the water. It’s a Tom Petty meets David Gray kind of song. It’s pretty cool.”