Release The Panic
by Red

Album: Release The Panic (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of the fourth full-length studio album by the American rock band Red. It was released as its second single on February 4, 2013.
  • Red's drummer Joe Rickard told us the album title has a double meaning. "The first meaning," he explained, "is somebody that's not a Christian that doesn't have that security of it's okay to die. It's like that moment when you're laying in your death bed and you're like, 'Oh, crap, I'm not immortal. I'm going to die.' And you just panic, because you're like, 'What did I do with my life? Where am I going after this?' You just have this panic moment. And a lot of the songs on the record touch about life and death and things like that.

    And then the other meaning," he continued, "is to release the panic and let it go. Because it says in the Bible to not worry. And that's what we want to encourage in all of our fans, to not worry about things, to not panic over silly things. Don't panic if you're out of money or if you're out of this or that, because if you just ask God, he'll always help you."
  • Guitarist Anthony Armstrong explained this song's meaning to Artist Direct: "The song is a statement about the condition of the world and where we find ourselves in that condition. We just wanted to write this song from the perspective of someone that is under a great deal of anxiety. There's not a lot of time for poetry and being melodic with a subject like panic. This song gets right to the point... fast."

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