By Radio.com Staff
The title track to Falling In Reverse’s forthcoming album Coming Home might be the most important song Ronnie Radke has ever written. It’s an intensely personal track that’s been brewing inside of him for years.
“That track is like Jurassic Park,” jokes Radke. “It was years in the making. It took them a long time to produce that movie and it took me a really long time to write that song and get it right.” It would ultimately take him two and a half years to get the song recorded the way he heard it in his head. Every time he recorded the song it fell short of his expectations. “I never gave up on it. Usually, people give up on songs and move on but I just couldn’t move on for some reason.”
“Usually the producer is the problem because they don’t understand what I’m trying to do,” he says. But when he worked on it with his roommate and new co-writer, Tyler Smyth of the band Dangerkids, the song came together. Smyth is a student of all types of music, including pop, which finds it’s way into the core of “Coming Home.”
“The song is about my daughter and [my] never being around,” Radke confesses. Willow Grace Radke hasn’t seen her father as much as dad would like. Radke suggests that his job, and other circumstances, makes spending time with the three and a half-year-old difficult.
But his hard work paid off: according to Radke, Epitaph Records was so excited about the song that they suggested the album should share the same name. Falling In Reverse’s Coming Home is scheduled for release April 7th. Listen to the album’s title track below.