Singled Out: The Faint's Help In The Head

03/21/2014
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Today The Faint's lead singer Todd Fink tells us about "Help In The Head" which is the current single from their forthcoming new album "Doom Abuse" (out on April 8th). Here is the story:

"When it first came about Dapose was playing around on bass. Looping his bass, turning it UP several octaves, and then speeding up the loop to a point where it sounded like a screaming atonal guitar solo or something. The loop would go away whenever he played new low bass notes.

That chaotic energy is what got me singing. I think we were all pretty amped to make new music again. Revving high, you know? When you feel like letting loose there's really nothing better than a long hard primal scream until you're red in the face. Feels amazing.

Lyrically, I guess it's about types of people and how it's hard to understand other people's contradictions. How we are always viewing ourselves as the sane ones. I don't know if I've met many people who aren't crazy. I've met a couple, i just feel like I don't know them well enough - even if I've known them for a long time. I still think I'll meet their crazy someday. Everyone is crazy.

In hindsight, that's what the verse lyrics seem to have been describing. Then I'd say the chorus is an irrational bout of the blame game. I've noticed that people who shout in the street play that game a lot. Maybe they'll like this song."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and watch the music video right here!

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