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Where We Belong

by Bad Captain

Bad Captain proudly present 'Where We Belong': A highly energetic rock album with rock anthems, fast punk rock-influenced riffs and power-pop hooks.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Walking Disaster
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2. The Future Awaits
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3. All That Matters
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4. Tangled (feat. Gabe La Rue)
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5. Crash & Burn
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6. You're Not One of Us
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7. Way Too Easy
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8. You & Me Against the World
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9. It Didn't Have to Be So
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10. Big Mistake
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After releasing our EP in 2011, we thought it was time to start working on a full-length album. We had already written more than half of the material that we thought would make it on the album and we were already playing most of that material live.

We took a break in Fall 2011 to start rehearsing for the studio, and in February 2012, we started recording. After four months of recording and countless sleepless nights of mixing and mastering, we were done! 'Where We Belong' was complete! The album is filled with messages of hope, unity, strength and love and is mostly about finding yourself as a person, finding something to believe in and making your way through life even though you can sometimes make mistakes, lose someone you love or hate or say or do the wrong things!

We wanted this album to sound like us, not like computers and not like every other Modern Rock album out there. We were highly influenced by the Foo Fighters' last album 'Wasting Light' and their mentality when producing this record. We think way too many albums, especially in the Pop, Metal and Hardcore scenes sound too much alike. If there are any real drums, they're triggered, the guitars are processed, the vocals are extremely auto-tuned... We love those styles of music but we quickly realized that it's just not who we are. We wanted the album to sound organic, real and true to what we sound like live: a really loud three-guitar rock band made up of five young men playing their asses off! Sure, the album was recorded on a computer, some of the back vocals are enhanced with pitch adjustment and some of the drums are quantized, but we didn't really go too far in editing. We're not perfect, music isn't perfect, neither is the album and we love it that way.

'Where We Belong' starts off strongly with 'Walking Disaster', a powerful heavy, yet uplifting song influenced by some of our favorite "breakdown" bands. 'Walking Disaster' is about looking back at you have said and done in the past and realizing that some of it might be bad. It's also about learning from those bad decisions and finding something that matters to you and makes you a better person. This song is a great introduction to what Bad Captain is and the message we want to deliver.

'The Future Awaits' picks up where 'Walking Disaster' left off with the lines: "So rally your troops boy, you're due for a change". If 'Walking Disaster' focussed more on realizing what you have done, 'The Future Awaits' focusses more on the "let's make things better!" part. The first half of it is very organic, almost folk-ish. The second half of the song is our homage to every single super-fast Blink or Paramore or "gang-shout" part of a Four Year Strong song we've listened to that made us say "Fuck Yeah!". With the whole band singing, it makes this gong a very motivational and unifying one. Everybody needs to take a breather after this one!

'All That Matters' is definitely mellower. It's meant to be a single and that's what we made it into. It was inspired by Pat's step-brother's return from war ("Who knows why you left and where you've been. But I can say for certain that I don't want to know what you did out there. I swear don't tell me how, because I know you're back and it's all that matters now."). The verses were written so that the song is more about a person's lover leaving his life overnight for unknown reasons and eventually coming back.

'Tangled' takes the album in a mellower direction, at least for the first two minutes! Inspired by what Kings of Leon would tend to do, the verses let you know that a person and his lover or ex-lover are going though a rough time, but that the author still has hope for them. That hope is quickly turned around when we find out that the lover or ex-lover doesn't agree: "But you're turning your head from one side to the other. Saying the words that will change us forever. And I watch it all burn with watery eyes. This is one thing I just can't deny". The song features Gabe La Rue, ex-guitarist and signer in Metalcore band God Falls and a very good friend of the band in a performance (especially in the heavier breakdown part) that makes 'Tangled' a very emotional ballad!

'Crash & Burn' was written after one of the band members did something quite regretful; let's leave it at that! It's easy to understand what he did and how he feels about it when listening to the song. He is fully aware of the consequences of his actions and knows what's coming to him. This song really shows you how letting yourself be seduced by temptation can make you feel horrible, but can also lead to a great song!

'You're Not One of Us' brings you back to the more fast-paced and Punk-Rock flavors that 'The Future Awaits' had. It was written after the band's bass player left in August of 2010. The band knew that something wasn't right with him and he knew it too. He didn't quite fit in, he didn't really want to be there and everybody could feel it. This song is fast, loud, full of guitars and layered vocals. A great fast rock song!

'Way Too Easy' is the kind of song a big rock band would make you wave with your two hands to if you saw it performed live! The main reason why it was called 'Way Too Easy' is because it's made up of only three chords and took 25 minutes to write! The band knew that the song was going to be on the album, but Pat didn't write lyrics to it until the day he had to record the vocals! He took the working tittle and wrote the song around the idea that saying goodbye to someone you've been seeing but don't really care about must be really easy once you have made up your mind!

'You & Me Against The World' defines what the album is about. The song was actually called 'Where We Belong' right up until the last days of production. It's more produced, with synths, effects and more vocals and is the song the band spent the most time on. It takes you back to what 'Walking Disaster' and 'The Future Awaits' deals with. We almost see it as 'Part 3 of the journey of finding yourself'! The narrator realizes that in order to be happy, he must run away from the people who and the places that have made him miserable. There's no turning back; he has burned a few bridges and must find a place or something to belong to.
We wrote this song after realizing that the city of Montreal, where we're from, might not be the best place to be at if we want to make it as rock musicians. There are a lot of truly awesome bands right now that are from here, but since Simple Plan, we haven't really seen any Rock acts. We have often felt like there was no place for a band like us in Montreal. We're just too heavy to be in the big Indie scene and not heavy enough to be in the big Hardcore scene. That being said, we intend to prove ourselves wrong. We'll always see Montreal as our home and we plan on becoming "that loud-five-piece-three-guitar Rock band from Montreal" you'll one day hear bout! Fingers crossed!

'It Didn't Have To be So' is lyrically very similar to 'You're Not One of Us'. It just deals with a different guy! It's mostly fictitious, but inspired by how someone can pretend to be your best friend but will talk shit about you or stab you in the back whenever he can. It's musically inspired by one of our favorite Four Year Strong songs and the overall feeling that Paramore's 'Brand New Eyes' leaves you with. There are a few songs on there like 'Looking Up' that have some pretty sick drum chops and we wanted to blend that with other influences to make a fast-paced punk-rock song and end with a bang.

'Big Mistake' is a special song. It starts off almost as what could be a hardcore song, but it's in major! And right after you pass the 30 second mark, you realize that this song is not what you thought it was going to be. But don't worry, you'll hear that break again soon enough! Again, this song is about the major suckage of dealing with a turning their back on you and leaving. The narrator depended on that person and everything is fucked up because that person has left. But having learned from the previous nine songs, he realizes that he already has what he needs around him and that the person who left is the one who will regret doing so. A very strong song to end the album on a heavy and powerful note. We hope it leaves you saying "Woah!" and wanting more!


Music & lyrics • Patrick Tremblay

Produced by • Nicolas Michel ~ Bad captain
Executive Producer • Patrick Tremblay
Recorded ~ Mixed ~ Mastered at • Maestro Studio ~ Montréal
Recorded & Mixed by • Nicolas Michel ~ Assisted by Sébastien Richard ~ Mathieu Raymond
Mastering by • mathieu raymond

Additional vocals on track 04 performed by • Gabrielle La Rue
Additional drums on tracks 04 & 07 performed by • Alexandre Ouellette ~ Patrick Tremblay
Percussions performed by • Alexandre Ouellette ~ Patrick Tremblay
Synths performed by • Patrick Tremblay ~ Programmed by • Nicolas Michel
Group vocals on track 02 performed by • Bad Captain

Cover Photography ~ Cover Art ~ Graphic Design ~ Digital Booklet • Patrick Tremblay
Cover Photography • Reese Turner
The Face • Mathieu Hénault
Band Photography • Julien Laperriere


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