Imagine being the most powerful superhero in town. You can fly, you can shoot lasers out of your eyes, you can move very quickly. People really love you. You start to love you too. Then, people start to outright worship you…and you go along with it. Imagine doing all the right things for all the wrong reasons.
Truth is, I always found Superman boring, but I really enjoy what-if comic stories like Irredeemable and Injustice. They imagine their primary hero turning against humanity, using his powers for destruction and totalitarianism. Silver Savior is just into himself; he’d rather be loved than feared. He knows he’s the center of attention; everyone’s praise just feeds his messiah complex. To me, he’s Superman crossed with David Lee Roth, with a side of sacrilege. If he sees himself as a party, what better soundtrack in his head than ska?
This song would not sound the way it does without the incredible last-minute help from several friends. A few days before the song’s release, I realized I needed more crowd voices — many more. So I put out a call on social media, and a few hours later I had contributions from more than a dozen people, each singing their choice of harmonies. I am forever indebted to them making this song come to life:
Susan Esther Barnes
David W. Ryan
Deirdre Martin Ryan