Juicebox Vol 2, Side B, Track 1: “Keystone” by A Fire With Friends.
John Husosky is back – this time with A Fire With Friends! Daniel Rosler, Chelsea Collins, Karl Rucker, and Mike Iorio join John for their Juicebox debut with “Keystone,” off of their 2015 EP, It’s Nice to See You Again.
About the track, Dan writes: It’s a song that’s partially about fearing the complacency (“a promenade in hell”/ “what we hate may become routine”/ “embarrassingly we, with haste, retreat toward relief”) and sadness you think inflict those around you (“plaintive eyes afoot”). But then you realize that self-righteous perception is nothing but a mask to protect yourself from the truth: that you recognize yourself in that which you fear and cast upon others, hence a lyrical nod to the overplayed, overly referenced “cast the first stone” — (“stone me first”). Projection and stone-casting inside the keystone state (of my mind) I guess. The bridge is realizing that lots of things are fucked, people warned us things could get fucked, but we let shit happen, and we all realize it and should probably do something about it —but, oh wait, what am I doing besides these passive critiques? (Rinse and repeat here the lesson learned above).
Recorded on March 12, 2019
Justin Goreschak // Producer, Technical Director
David Lange // Creative Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Joe Kane // Coordinating Producer, Recording Technician
Teresa Whitehouse // Camera Operator, Assistant Editor
AJ Lanieski // Camera Operator, Production Assistant
Melissa Short // Photographer, Production Assistant