Rise

Album: Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1 (2016)
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  • The first single released from Sixx A.M.'s fourth album is a reminder that we all have a voice. Vocalist James Michael stated regarding the song's message: "Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change. 'Rise' is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."

    Guitarist DJ Ashba added: "'Rise', to me, is a message of empowerment. It will take on a personal meaning to everyone who hears it, but the message is the same. Whether it's an individual trying to overcome their own struggles, or a nation as a whole, we can all rise above the negativity, if we stand up for what we believe in."
  • Bassist Nikki Sixx stated: "A song like 'Rise' speaks to the fact that you don't have to look very far around the world to see people standing together and rising up against some oppressive force.

    We're not a political band, but we certainly do believe in a unity between people. The only time when things make a change for the positive is when people put their differences aside, rise up and stand together."

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