“Promise Me” is a very special song.
This is the song that has been the most challenging and controversial within the band since its earliest demo stages.
It is unconventional - short, sparse, and eerie - and it certainly doesn’t fit in with the typical bombast of KH’s live show. Regardless, we began performing it during the “Hope For The Hopeless” world tour in 2010 and at that point, the song took on a different life.
This version is the minimal, with a single guitar version like it was performed on that tour.
This version is naked, flawed, urgent, and desperate.
This version is for you, the fans.
This version was recorded in various hotel rooms across Europe and the United States, beginning in the summer, and up until just yesterday when my computer inadvertently recorded the voices of strangers talking and laughing at a beachfront cafe in Venice, California.
from Promise Me,
released February 7, 2011
Written by Mat Devine
Music by Mat Devine
Performed by Mat Devine & Dan Wiese
Produced by Dan Wiese