Here I Am

Album: The Black (2016)
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  • This was one of the first songs that primary songwriter Ben Bruce handed to the band's new vocalist Denis Stoff. The track was recorded for Asking Alexandria's fourth studio album The Black.
  • The song embraces self-confidence. Ben Bruce explained during a track by track interview: "We're not shying behind anything, like 'here I am, this is me, I'm f--king screaming at the top of my lungs, I'm not trying to hide behind a false ideology: this is who I am, this is what I've been through,' and it kind of encompasses this whole record- it's a very honest, open record, and it's like you can see what we've been through releasing this record, and that's what this song's about, and it's kinda like 'I'm here, my hands are up, I'm not hiding anything, I'm not f--king wearing any clothes, I'm f--king fully naked, this is me.'

    There's no twists, there's no nothing: what you see is what you get, and what we're telling you is the truth, as naked and as raw, and as natural, and as everything as it gets."


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