This is the lead single from Canadian Rock band Nickelback's seventh album Here and Now. The record was recorded in Mountain View Studios in Vancouver and saw the band themselves acting as producers. The single was released on September 26, 2011.
Apparently, the Nickelback quartet were all standing together during the recording of Here and Now. Frontman Chad Kroeger said of the album: "We're four people who love making music, the way we like to make it. We entered the studio this year with a vision, and it all came together."
Nickelback wanted it to look like they were performing in the Serengeti for the music video, so director Justin Francis (Weezer, Kelly Clarkson) brought the band to a field 30 miles outside of Los Angeles and digitally erased the city from the background in the wide shots. The clip also includes shots of people standing together during times of crisis.
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.