3OH!3’s new album, Omens, is officially out today. PropertyOfZack is stoked to be teaming up with the band to do a new Track-By-Track feature on the release. Make sure to pick up your copy of Omens here, to stream it here, and check out the feature below!
All of our albums open with a bang. I’ve always loved listening to albums with an intro track, something that sets the mood. Nat programmed this amazing futuristic beat and we thought it was perfect.
Admittedly, this album is the first album where I felt comfortable in my skin as a writer and a singer. Before, I would question whether I should rap or sing or stick to one or the other. What was my style? I wasn’t sure. I think that previous indecision made for some happy surprises in a lot of songs, but it felt nice to be in control and confident for once. When we were working on “Eyes Closed,” I wanted to make something that was a little cocky and reminiscent of some of the early Hip-Hop stuff I’ve always loved. So, that’s where the lyrics stemmed from.
You’re Gonna Love This
While Nat was producing this track, I was freestyling on the mic. When the drop came before the chorus, I would just make up something goofy. The first time it happened, I said in a low voice, “You’re gonna love this,” and it stuck. From that point on, we just wanted to make a fun, feel-good song, something that fit the sentiment of the tag and the production.
This song is just grimy. I wanted to get dirty and open myself up on the verses. Nat’s glitchy production made me imagine these massive robots trying to walk, but just stumbling over themselves. It had a sci-fi feel, hence the “Black Hole” reference. I had a blast writing the verses, freestyling over the beat. It was so awesome.
Make It Easy
I love the sentiment of this song. Often, when I am down or depressed, it’s just a product of my mode of thinking. Sometimes, all it takes is a good breath and a realization that life is good. This song is like dark clouds parting to reveal a sunny day.