I'm not really a fan of the swearing on that song either tbh. It was written before I joined the band (about a third of the songs were) so I had no say in the lyrics. I like the song otherwise though (I'm pretty pleased with the vocal harmony in the chorus for instance). The singer is the primary songwriter and he said that that's just the way the song came out when he wrote it. Most of the lyrics are direct quotes from a guy he met in Europe (swearing included). Apparently he liked the idea of having the swearing be gratuitous but also kind of gentle and not angry. I guess it's up to other people whether that sounds dumb or not. It is the song we play live that gets requested the most though (which is why we put it first on the album). So some people like it.
We made the conscious decision not to do any pitch correction or auto tune on the album. So there's definitely some imperfections in the vocals at times. I don't really mind either way. Its less work for me, haha. pitch correction is tedious as f*ck. lol.
"Truth" and "Beach" (the closer, go listen to that one again if you don't remember it) are my fav tracks from it I think. (actually overall I'd say "side 2" is the superior half of the album by a significant margin). If we do another video it will probably be to either of those.
Thanks for checking it out! I definitely appreciate the honest feedback.