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|"Rise Above This"|
|Single by Seether|
|from the album Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces|
|Released||19 February 2008|
|Songwriter(s)||Shaun Morgan |
|Seether singles chronology|
"Rise Above This" is the second single from Seether's album Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces. It is the sixth track on the album and became the band's second consecutive number-one song on the U.S. Modern Rock chart. Seether's vocalist Shaun Morgan has stated that the song is about his late brother, Eugene Welgemoed, and was written before his suicide. "Rise Above This" was written to bring Eugene out of a depression.
There was also an acoustic version of this song for those who pre-ordered 2011 tour tickets. This version sounds almost the same as the iTunes Originals version, but the iTunes version has an electric guitar in the background and this version is pure acoustic, its length is 3:35. It originally appeared on Rhapsody Originals – Seether.
The music video, directed by Tony Petrossian who also directed the "Fake It" video, debuted on MTV2 and MTV2's website on April 5, 2008. During filming, the band had to try performing three times due to Morgan's difficulty from keeping himself from sobbing. The video's storyline revolves around a depressed boy who decides to leap off a building. As he falls, his family falls with him. Through the course of falling they try to overcome their problems and eventually bounce back up. It has a Suicide Hotline number at the end of the video on television airings in America as well as a picture of Shaun Morgan's younger brother. Shaun's brother, Eugene, actually jumped from an 8th floor window of the hotel that the band was currently staying at while on tour. Eugene was pronounced dead at the scene.
|Canadian Hot 100||58|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||91|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||39|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40||18|
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