Remember Everything

Album: American Capitalist (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the closest thing to a ballad on the American Capitalist album. Guitarist Jason Hook explained to Loudwire that it was something he worked on with drummer Jeremy Spencer as the band's main songwriter, Zoltan Bathory, "isn't really a ballad guy." They played it for Bathory then "tweaked it all together."
  • Hook told Loudwire that vocalist Ivan Moody's poignant lyrics, "talks about his upbringing and his childhood."
  • The song's music video was directed by Emile Levisetti, who has also worked on the hit television show Bones. It was shot in Los Angeles over a span of three days in early February 2012. Vocalist Ivan Moody told Noisecreep why the band went for a plot driven narrative, in which they merely appear in cameo roles. "When we first developed the concept for 'Remember Everything,' we decided we didn't want the band performing in the video," he explained. "There are far too many ego shots of musicians these days playing their instruments in the desert, or churches or random places, that really have nothing to do with the song itself." He continued, "We wanted this video to be more about the lyrics, emotion and mood of the actual piece and not about us, the band. I think it turned out stellar."

Comments: 1

  • Louis from Spring, TxI love the Dear Mother Dear Father lyrics. It sounds like Ivan was reading suicide notes while recording the song.
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