Album: Cold World (2016)
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  • This was originally written by Of Mice And Men drummer Valentino Arteaga. Vocalist Austin Carlile told Metal Hammer: "We wanted an upbeat live song, and I worked with the verses a little bit. It was a lot more hip-hoppy at the beginning, and we really toned it back. When I heard the song, I was like, 'What would 18 or 20-year-old me want to hear over this?', and that's kinda what I came up with."

    "The chorus reminds me of a throwback chorus of some of my favorite bands, and it means a lot to me," he added. "It was a chance for me to get out some inner demons with dealing with certain people in my life, and you know it's not always roses and sunshine when you're in a group, and there's a lot of struggle that happens, and that was my cathartic way to release that."


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