Freakshow

Album: Welcome to the Freakshow (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of Hinder's fourth album, Welcome To The Freakshow. Hinder frontman Austin Winkler told Billboard magazine that "a really, really dark drug binge" drove the songs for the record. "I was in a very, very, very dark addiction," he admitted. "I think you can definitely hear the turmoil in my voice. As soon as we got the record done I went into treatment to get help, and it's interesting to go back and listen to it now. Coming back, I have a whole new look on all of them and they mean something completely different to me now, too, so it's pretty cool. That's the beauty of music."
  • Guitarist Joe Garvey explained to Artist Direct why the album was titled after this song. "When 'Freakshow' was written, it was the runner-up for the first single," he said. "It fits with the 'Freakshow' we are. We all loved the circus theme. Welcome to the Freakshow everybody."

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