Comatose

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  • The idea behind Skillet's Comatose album explores how society has fallen into a dream-like state where our need for self-gratification has led to increased violence and selfishness. "It's about, as a society, as humans on the earth, can you look and see how negative we've become," John Cooper, the band's frontman, explained to Listenin.org. "It's basically as a people we've got to wake up and make this world a better place."
  • Cooper explained how the album art ties in with the theme of Comatose: "When you look at the artwork for the record, it's got this boy kind of staring up to the side in a kind of mesmerized position and when you open up the artwork you see that he's kind of looking at this jumbled mass of electronics, TVs, computers, and equipment. It's basically saying that yeah, we've become this technological-based monster and communication is easier than we've ever had before, but we're feeling more alone as the years go by because we're not really reaching out to other people. There is a social, kind of conscious message to the record of making the world a better place and looking around saying, 'What can you do to make a difference in this world?' To bring hope to people who don't have hope? People that are feeling lonely... that you would bring them hope. Loving people that might hate you. So that's kind of what Comatose is about - it's a very broad message but it's kind of a wake up call, you know? Come out of all that selfishness and all the things that we think the world has to offer that, in the end, do not satisfy. Wake up out of that state and rise above it."
  • Comatose was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, but lost to Ashley Cleveland's Before The Daylight's Shot.
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