1000 Degrees

Album: The Madness (2017)
  • For many years Art of Anarchy frontman Scott Stapp led a drugs-and-alcohol-fueled lifestyle, which was gradually dragging him down. He eventually stepped back from his self-destructive behavior after a paranoia-induced 40-foot fall from a hotel room in Miami and embarked on a more sober, positive existence. This track is an honest observation of the person Stapp used to be. He explained to Revolver magazine:

    "It's just a song that is reflecting on all the things and damage that I've done in certain areas in my life, while I was drinking and drugging. I describe myself with that person in mind, not the person that I am today but with that person who's out of control and abusing alcohol and what that person is and who that person is. So it's a very reflective song on a part of my path that I hope forever stays behind me. I don't ever want to be that person again, man. I fight everyday to make sure that I'm never going back to be that person again."

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