Aimee Mann has released “Burn It Out” another song for her Queens Of The Summer Hotel album that is due to release November 5th via SuperEgo Records, her own recording label. Mann has previously released another song from her upcoming album called “Suicide Is Murder.”
“Burn It Out” encompasses the use of string instruments to tell how fire plays a huge part in burning out the parts she doesn’t like about herself. Another way to use the fire is to rid herself of the ghosts haunting her. Mann got her inspiration for this album from an adaptation of Girl, Interrupted, Susannah Kaysen’s memoir about her psychiatric hospitalization in the late 1960s. The other way to look at it is a second part to her 2017’s Grammy-winning album Mental Illness which explored themes of self-harm, depression and suicide.
Mann describes what “Burn It Out” is supposed to be about:“In this song, a character who has set herself on fire ruminates on whether she had tried to banish the ghosts of trauma though one drastic, self-destructive act.”
Mann explains how she felt when she composed Queen Of The Summer Hotel: “I honestly felt almost possessed when I was writing this record as I’ve never written so fast and intensely,” recalls Mann. “I found the material very interesting and obviously really personal. I had specific ideas about what I thought the character’s backstory could be and incorporated a lot of shared experiences to flesh out specific characters discussed in the memoir.”
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