In Disarray

Songfacts®:

  • Pop Evil had a breakthrough with their 2013 album Onyx, which earned them headlining status. The success came with a downside, however, as the band faced greater pressures and an increased workload.

    This song is about this post-Onyx time when it started spinning out of control. "We were living it, we were tasting it, we were having success, and we were playing over 250 shows a year since '06," lead singer Leigh Kakaty said in his Songfacts interview. "We realized at the end of that cycle, the bigger the band gets, the longer we have to play. We went from being an opening band to headlining shows. It's like, 'If we don't take some kind of care of our health, who knows how long we're going to be able to do this.'"

    "That song was a reminder to say, 'We've got to start looking at life and living healthier,'" he continued. "Even when it seems like the world is in disarray, it's important to find your balance and find your center."

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