St. Marie

Album: Hydrograd (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This acoustic, country-tinged track is much quieter than most of the material that Stone Sour usually produces. Speaking with Billboard about the song, vocalist Corey Taylor stated:

    "The cool thing about the song is that it's a long time coming. I write a lot of stuff on acoustic (guitar) and then try it out on electric and see if it works. But there's always been a style I haven't really been able to show with Stone Sour, which … call it what it is, a country side. I've written songs like that in the past that I've tried to work with in Stone Sour but they always come off a little too saccharine, a little sweeter than we were comfortable with at the time. But with this song it was just so special. If felt so kind of good to get our inner Eagles on that. We were really, like, 'There's no way we can't do this song.' It was such a great departure from the usual slower stuff we'd done. It just felt really good to just dig our teeth into it."
  • The video was directed by Mark Klasfeld who has helmed numerous music clips for such artists as Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Foo Fighters and Aerosmith.

    "The video is kind of about a journey, which is really what this song is about in the first place," said Taylor. "It's a journey, trying to find redemption in a place where maybe there is none to find. There's a lot of judgment in the video that is kind of being resolved in the end by the fact we all end up at the same place in our lives, no matter what, so it's best to just let go of that resentment and find our way happily instead of morosely, I guess."

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