The One You Know

Album: Rainier Fog (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This riff-heavy stomper is the first original track from Alice In Chains in five years. The song was initially released via streaming on the Australian Spotify on May 3, 2018.
  • Guitarist and singer Jerry Cantrell compared the song to a classic David Bowie track. He told SiriusXM: "It's really aggressive. It's got a super-aggro riff. I was thinking kind of Bowie when I was writing it, a little bit, so it's got kind of a metal 'Fame' shuffle to it, kind of almost. It's a good aggro riff and it's got the classic Alice in Chains chorus, with a weird kind of trippy middle part."
  • The song's rather unsettling music video was directed by Adam Mason, who has also filmed clips for Cradle of Filth, Within Temptation and Dragonforce. As well as Alice In Chain it also features actors Paul Sloan as the short-haired man, Viktoriya Dov as the girl and Eric Michael Cole as the long-haired man.
  • It was the first Alice in Chains' music video in four years. The band's previous visual was for 2014's "Phantom Limb."
  • It was Adam Mason who came up with the video's concept. Jerry Cantrell explained to Billboard: "We had a meeting with the filmmaker early on, and he was interested in doing this film with a kind of sci-fi theme but also a societal deal, too. It sounded really cool to us, and he had pitched the idea of maybe doing a whole film and break it up with footage of the band."

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