Band: Culture Abuse
Song: “Bee Kind To The Bugs”
Album: Bay Dream
Release Date: June 15th, 2018
Label: Epitaph Records
Frontman David Kelling comments:
“I was smoking a joint on our back porch in SF with my roommates talking about bumble bees and how much they do for our planet. The fact that they can even fly is a miracle and I was thinking about how they are all being killed off because humans are horrible. I wrote down the words ‘be kind to the bees, be kind to the bugs’.
Musically, I’ve had the chord progression for the verse since I was in high school. I’ve written multiple songs with that same progression, never showed anyone, but I’ve always loved it. One day I looked at my note pad and saw the two lines, played the chords and the words just flowed out. I had also been reading Sidartha by Herman Hesse; the chorus is basically trying to say that material possessions don’t love you back and looks don’t matter, so take all my belongings and let me find peace.”