Letting You Go

Album: Gravity (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • Featuring a heavily syncopated rhythm and choppy guitar, this defiant track was the most difficult one to compose for the band's Gravity album.

    "'Letting You Go' was a very challenging song to write in so many ways," frontman Matt Tuck told Metal Hammer. "It's by far the most experimental track I've ever written musically and lyrically."

    Tuck added that he wanted something on the record that was unlike anything Bullet for My Valentine had previously done. "I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre," he said. "And that's exactly what 'Letting You Go' does."
  • Matt Tuck expanded on the song to HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus: "It's probably the most experimental track we've ever done musically. It's incorporating a lot of electronic production, which we've never really indulged in before. But it's a killer, killer track. It's just a song that has '2018' written all over it. It's just very contemporary, very modern, very catchy, very up to date. It's a big one."
  • The dark and moody video was directed by Stuart Birchall, who previously helmed the band's "You Want A Battle? (Here's A War)," "Venom," "Worthless" and "Over It" visuals. The black-and-white clip opens with the quote, "In spite of the pain, we cling to the memory," before cutting between performance shots of the band and angry exchanges between couples who appear to be on the verge of breaking up.
  • Matt Tuck and his wife Charlotte Beedell filed for divorce in early 2016. This is one of several songs on Gravity where the Bullet vocalist sings about the breakdown of his marriage. He explained to Louder Sound:

    "It's about what I was going through with my relationship and looking back on good times and bad times, and the best thing to do was to just kind of let everything go and move on with my life, really."

    There is a happy ending. A few years later, Charlotte and Tuck got back together.

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