In Hostage Stamps

Album: Inter Alia (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The third single from Inter Alia finds Cedric Bixler-Zavala singing:

    Thirty days spent in the hole
    Raise yourself a nithing pole


    Bixler-Zavala described the song as "like walking through the hallway in some war-torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall. When you hear things like, 'Raise your nithing pole,' I don't think anyone will know what that is right away, but when you look it up, it's this curse. We are going to be victorious. Here's the f--king head on the stake in front of our army. We're coming back. It's reading the writing on the wall. It's going and keeping your ear to the ground and listening to the heartbeat of young people."
  • The ominous video is a mix of stop-motion and digital animation, which depicts robotic figures holding a man captive. The clip was directed by Rob Shaw and Damon Locks (who also designed the characters and set).

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