Crystal Fighters offer us a perfect slice of pop to wash away our Monday blues. The band wrote 'Lay Low' in dedication to their former drummer, Andrea Marongiu. The lyrics are a perfect ode to life and loves lost.
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Speaking about the track Crystal Fighters' Graham Dickson said: "Lay Low was inspired by the passing of our brother and drummer, Andrea Marongiu, and the main singalong came from an impromptu backstage chant, at one of our final shows together. Andrea brought Crystal Fighters alive when he joined the family with his phenomenally skillful drumming, and immeasurably lifted the spirit of the band, and whoever crossed his path, as one of the kindest and most charismatic gentlemen out there.
This song is about looking after your friends and family; it's about taking the time to try and leave a positive impact on earth every day, as if it's your last. It's about remembering to hug and high five your friends every time you see them, and to take the time to appreciate every moment we are given here on this beautiful planet. With this song we pay homage to the miracle of the known, the mystery of the unknown, and our limited time within it. We couldn't be happier to release this video today, with everything going on in the world right now, and hope it brings you joy and inspiration."
As a way to keep Andrea's spirit alive, the remaining members of the group and has up a foundation in his name which you can donate to via Fundrazr.
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