The writing was on the wall regarding the title of Papa Roach's eighth full-length album - literally. "Jacoby (Shaddix, singer) wrote 'F.E.A.R.' on the wall of the studio in spray paint," laughed bassist Tobin Esperance
. "When we started the record, he was like, 'I want construction paper hung up on the walls everywhere so I can write down all of these thoughts.' That was the only thing he ended up writing on the wall. It stuck."
"Fear is something I face every day," Shaddix admitted. "It's about taking a negative and turning it into a positive. When you see the word, it looks like Fear. If you look deeper, it's Face Everything And Rise."