Taken from antiMusic (Sep 20, 2010)
Singled Out: Michael Franti
Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Michael Franti tells us about "I'll Be Waiting" from their brand new Michael Franti & Spearhead album "The Sound of Sunshine," which hits stores tomorrow. We now turn it over to Michael for the story:
Many years ago, I opened for U2, and I was so impressed by the way they can write something big and yet intimate. Coming out of hip-hop, it was a lesson to me and I started to aspire to blend the eloquence of great hip-hop with the melody and power of great rock.
With this song, I wanted to write something that was the kind of powerful anthem that people in an arena could sing. The point of the song is right in the lyric, "The best things in life aren't things/They're living, they're breathing." It's a song about being there for other people, ready to catch them when they fall.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the making of the song and album - right here!