Says Jukebox The Ghost‘s songwriter Ben Thornewill about “Schizophrenia”, Years ago I learned that often schizophrenics become schizophrenics in their early twenties after a traumatic experience. So the song is from the point of a schizophrenic who still has the wherewithal to talk coherently about his illness.
The statement lives true to the song, with erratic piano and vocals backed by super infectious pop hooks. There’s a depth to Jukebox The Ghost, lyrically and musically, that you just don’t find in many pop bands.
“Schizophrenia” comes from the band’s 2010 LP Everything Under the Sun on Yep Roc Records.