Behind the songs: The Second Amendment

In 2018, I wrote a lot of stripped-back indie-rock songs, many of which ended up on ‘Short Sharp Shocks’. Amidst that burst of writing, I got the urge to write something darker and more dissonant – without any guitars.

This is what resulted.


No, I don’t really love the NRA. It’s one of those ironic things – if I loved the NRA, I wouldn’t write a song saying so that sounded like a bad trip, would I? It’d be more like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1mlCPMYtPk 

This is how you do an ironic song, Alanis… I fucking hate the NRA. They’re terrorists.