Scream With Me

Album: Mudvayne (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from alternative metal band Mudvayne's self-titled fifth studio album.
  • Vocalist Chad Gray explained to Artist Direct how he writes the lyrics: "I always write with music. I'll have ideas. I'll get thoughts and concepts and start building on them, but when I actually sit down to write the lyrics outside of an idea or spot that I want to end up, I always do that with music, either in the writing studio or recording studio—whichever we are in. I wrote probably five songs for The New Game while recording. For Lost and Found. though, I had the whole record done before we even went into the recording studio. That was great. It was probably the most comfortable record I ever wrote because I already had everything written out. Little parts change. Greg (Tribbett, guitarist) basically sits by the machine and tracks the vocals as I write them. I sit and write. Because I kind of know where I'm going, we'll just go for it. That's how the lyrics come about. As melody comes in my head, lyrics generally come with it. It's a matter of tapping into something. You're tapping into a really cool energy—that is the music. I'm sitting right there, and I'm ready to do my part. The music filters through my head, and I hear melodies. From melodies, I get literal, lyrical ideas. I might have an idea, but I actually start penning the lyrics right there as I'm listening to the music. It gives me a little hand, and I follow it wherever it's taking me. Obviously, more aggressive music tends to lead to a more aggressive style of lyrics. More mellow music leads to darker lyrics."
  • The deluxe editions of Mudvayne featured an innovative reactive black light artwork design from world renowned tattoo artist Paul Booth. Every bit of art and text in the packaging of the record was printed on ink that can only be seen with a black light.

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