Earlier this year the band shared “Drugs” featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Taylor’s cameo cranks the track’s intensity to the max, mixing some Slipknot sound into the electronic, metal and rap mashup.
“Drugs” rounded out a trio of singles released by the band in the band last year, joining “Losing My Life” and “Losing My Mind.”
The band announced the new track on Twitter earlier today.
— Falling In Reverse (@FIROfficial) November 20, 2019
The new song features a rupturing breakdown, with the group’s customary synths accenting the rhythms. The lyrics serve as a cry of desperation. They are a take on anxiety and depression inflicted by the pressures from the world.
With intense lyrics such as “Cause I’m about to break down/Searching for a way out/I’m a liar I’m a cheater I’m a non-believer/I’m a popular, popular monster,” the track is easily relatable for others in a current struggle with their own personal demons.
“‘Popular Monster’ is the voice inside my head, hoping you will listen,” says Radke. “It’s the story of a hero that’s been falsely accused and torn down by society. It shows what happens when you get pushed too far. You become exactly what they say you are, exactly what they want you to be: a monster.”
In the video, Radke is seen navigating scenarios leading up to a transformation into something sinister.
The song is available to stream here, and the video for “Popular Monster” is below!
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