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Let You Down (Seether song)

"Let You Down"
Let You Down by Seether.png
Single by Seether
from the album Poison the Parish
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreAlternative metal
Length4:10
Songwriter(s)Shaun Morgan
Producer(s)Shaun Morgan
Seether singles chronology
"Save Today"
(2015)
"Let You Down"
(2017)
"Betray and Degrade"
(2017)

"Let You Down" is a single by South African rock band Seether, the first off of their seventh studio album Poison the Parish. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2017.

Background

The song was first revealed on February 23, 2017, the same day the band announced their seventh album – Poison the Parish.[1] A music video was released on the same day of the song's release, which features many ominous, masked and cloaked carnival-themed people roaming through an open field.[2] The footage cuts back and forth between the figures and the band performing in a dark, secluded cabin.[3]

Composition and themes

The track was self-produced by band frontman and lead vocalist Shaun Morgan, and was meant to represent the band's return to a heavier rock sound found in their earlier albums.[4] Loudwire described the chorus as being "a little bit of an emotional reprieve" to the song's verses, calling it "sonically uplifting, but lyrically despondent."[2] A few publications noted a similarity in the guitar riff and chord progression of the song to Chevelle's 2014 single "Take Out the Gunman", Live's 1997 single "Lakini's Juice" and Tool's 1996 single "Stinkfist".[5][6][7]

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 38
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 25
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[10] 8
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[11] 1

References