This is the first promotional single from American Metalcore band In This Moment's third studio album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland. The song contains screaming by lead vocalist Maria Brink throughout the entire song with no clean vocals, a first for the band.
Brink told Alternative Addiction: "'The Gun Show' is about self-respect. It has a theme of a showdown about to get serious."
Guitarist Chris Howorth added: "It's like a Pantera-type traditional metal song. It's one of the heaviest and most straightforward songs we've ever written. Plus, it has this cool part in the center that is really going to mosh tear pits up across the nation."
Brink described the song and video shoot to 101 Distribution: "It's kind of a western ranch feel video for sure. I dressed up as a cowgirl and have these cowgirls in the video with me. We had so much fun doing it. It's just, I think it's one of the heaviest songs and we really love it, and its just a fun, awesome, summertime kick ass song."
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.