"Don't Hide Underground" is the first song from a larger piece/concept album called "The Book Of Parallel Worlds" I will try to present the entire album over the next months here.
I remember vividly the day I presented this song to my band "Woo".
The whole band had just moved to Bergen (from our small hometown, Ørsta) and was looking for a rehearsal space, as several shows were coming up.
Our good friend and manager Hans Petter Ulstein, invited us to use his
dorm room for practice, which required the crazy plan of building new plaster walls (with isolation and all) over the excising walls. And further cover them with acoustic carpets. After the build, we rehearsed there for a rough week, before we had to take down the walls again.
This was just a glimpse into the madness to come in the following years in the quest for a music career.
(With the mindset: If you want it bad, you have to be the craziest of them all).
This is also a good time to give credit to Hans Petter Ulstein and his great involvement in the band. He was responsible for media, marketing, web presence, as well as show logistics (and much more).
I think of him as a key member in our band. We simply would not have accomplished the things we did, without him.
Much of the work on the concept album "The Book Of Parallel Worlds" was started on many years before this song was sorted out, but concepts like these has a tendency to change over time anyway. Many of these projects took so long to finish, that I'm actually quite hesitant (or embarrassed) to give any clues on how bloody long actually it took me.