It feels good!
"Confessions of a modern day teen love life"
Let's be frank.. being a teenager is f#*kin hard. And being in love/a relationship is frickin terrifying. For some it can be a lot of pressure. For others they NEED it. Teenage Love takes a route down the middle. A self-aware teen that doesn't follow trends but still wants to try find "the one".
The original song was much more in-your-face, and written more like a rap song. For example, after the line, "get my head back in the game", there were original vocals that would said "RESPAWN!". It was pretty dope. BUT, it did make the song much more busy. So it was stripped back to find the core of the song.
The chorus too was completely different in between the lines "This teenage love is killin me". This is where the rap bit REALLY shined originally. What was "Me and you have a different idea on what a date means", turned into, "Apparently I don't know what a date means".
Another super fun one was that Adam originally shouted, "Its food! Eat it! Why are you taking a selfie!?", in comparison to the much more tame, "Its only food why are we taking selfies?".
I'm sure you can gather that the song was much more sporadic and comedic in its original draft, and you'd be right! This was written back in the We Love Short Shorts days. When things were made much more for the poke and prod of 'what can be done?'. It became streamlined under the new First Day Lions flag and Adrian christened it by mixing it himself.
Purchase on Bandcamp: https://firstdaylions.bandcamp.com/track/teenage-love
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5xGzxzWJNlPJOn8QU3usZS
Mastered by Fergal Davis and drums were recorded in Lakeland Studios with Mike O'Dowd.