Nothin’ like waking up on a Sunday morning, slight headache from last night’s good time, and Cody Jinks hits you with two brand new songs from his upcoming album, After The Fire.
And ironically enough, the first one is about drinking too much.
Titled “Think Like You Think,” it tells the story of a man struggling to balance his religious convictions with his penchant for drinking too much.
“This song was co-written with David Banning almost fifteen years ago. I started that one after I had been on a rather long bender while I was in my metal band in L.A. that carried over to when I got home. A year or two after that, we were able to get it finished. Recorded for the first time a long time ago on a record that is now out of print, we figured this was the right record to bring this one back to life.”
The next one is much more sentimental.
Co-written alongside Cody’s wife Rebecca, “William and Wanda” is a heartfelt song about his grandfather and grandmother.
“We lost my grandfather earlier this year. My mother’s father was the only grandfather I had, and we got closer than we had ever been after the death of my grandmother. He fought in Korea and was a part of the last great generation, so when Nanny died, we all saw a different side of him. When William and Wanda came as an idea, I knew I had to write a song about how my nanny probably fussed at him for being late to heaven. I started the song shortly after his funeral, and my wife Rebecca helped me finish it. She would say, “Your nanny would have said this,” and I would respond with what Papa would have said. It’s the first full song Rebecca and I have sat down and written together. We are so proud of it; it’s celebrating a sixty-year love story told by two people building their own.”
After the Fire is set to drop on October 11th, meanwhile, The Wanting will hit stores October 18th.