Save Me

Album: Welcome to the Freakshow (2012)
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  • The first single from Hinder's fourth album, Welcome to the Freakshow, along with the rest of the record, was driven by a dark drug binge that frontman Austin Winkler undertook. He told Billboard magazine his struggle is evident in this song. "I was kind of in the mind set of 'Get out of my face. I'm too far gone to be saved' kind of thing," he explained. "I had a really nasty attitude in that song, but I had a blast singing and recording it. I think it's our heaviest single yet, and we're getting a pretty good response."
  • Speaking with Artist Direct, guitarist Joe Garvey told the story of the song: "It was a story we all felt together," he explained. "As a band, we've seen and done a lot of things. We've grown up and experienced so much together. There are people still telling us how to be and how to look though. The song tells them, 'Whatever, we can do things on our own way. We don't need to be saved anymore.'
    As far as the composition goes, we just started jamming it. Cody (Hanson) had an idea, and we all had little parts—and a few beers [Laughs]. It came together naturally."
  • For Austin Winkler, the song hit especially close to home. "I had just gotten out of rehab for drugs and alcohol and I revisited the song," he confessed. "To me, it felt like I didn't need anything negative like drugs. Those aren't going to save me. I can save myself though."

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