Shiny Toy Guns Reimagine Romeo & Juliet Theme In “Wait 4 Me”
In the writing process for Shiny Toy Guns‘ latest album, III, now available in stores,the electro-rock band dug deep and pulled up some very personal emotions. A example of the emotion can be found in the dark love song “Wait 4 Me.”
“It’s a Romeo & Juliet love story but in the most dramatic way possible,” explains keyboardist Jeremy Dawson to CBS Local. “It’s forbidden love. In order to be in love, they had to die because they weren’t allowed to be in love and live.”
“If you can’t be together here, then maybe you can be together somewhere else… another world,” adds singer Carah Faye.
“The story is stretched as far as you could go in the Romeo & Juliet esthetic,” continues Dawson. “It was written at a time when a really close friend of the band had just passed away so that sort of clouded over the story to sharpen it more lyrically.”
Unapologetic, he confesses the song is “like 6 or 7 minutes long and at the end it opens up to a quiet place of comfort. But we left it open to interpretation. Did they live or did they go somewhere else? That’s sort of the question mark at the end of the song.”
Watch Shiny Toy Guns’ CBS Local-exclusive webisode #3 and listen to the full-length “Wait 4 Me” here.
– Jay Tilles, CBS Local