Haze

  • This was one of the last songs that vocalist David Draiman and guitarist Geno Lenardo wrote for their eponymous Device album. "From a lyrical perspective, it's basically about what our greatest addictions as musicians is," Draiman explained to Artist Direct. "That's playing live. It takes almost a tongue-in-cheek approach at describing it almost treating it as if the experience itself were some kind of intoxicating drug. It's the most intoxicating experience I know of. That's for certain. There's no drug that can hold a candle to it. It's the whole thing. It's the life. It's the stage experience. It's everything you take with the feeling of leaving from the stage, the feeling you get going to it, and the energy you get from the crowd."
  • The song features Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows: "I told him what the song was about ahead of time," Draiman explained to Artist Direct. "I'm not one of those guys who likes to go, 'Hey, would you like to guest on my record? By the way, I need you to write something for it!' That seems pimp-y to me [Laughs]. I sent the Matt the completed song, and I said what I had in mind for him to do. I wanted him to take the second verse and second chorus and for us to finish the song together. He loved it. It was a matter of him finding the time to do it. I think he did it when he tracked 'Carry On' for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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