Track-By-Track: Three Days Grace – 'Human'
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:56:31
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Canada's finest hard rock outfit breaks down their new album.
Three Days Grace recently unveiled their fifth full-length album, Human, and they're bringing their explosive live show all over the country. The record sees the multi-platinum quartet—Matt Walst [lead vocals], Barry Stock [guitar], Neil Sanderson [drums, percussion], and Brad Walst [bass]—once again reach new heights. The arena-shaking and slamming hooks of "Human Race" and "I Am Machine" nod to the group's celebrated self-titled debut, while "Fallen Angel" sees them get more personal than before. It's already churned out two #1 radio hits with "Painkiller" and "I Am Machine," and it feels as if there's more brewing. The best thing is how Human it feels, showcasing raw and real emotion at every turn within the fabric of the band's best songs yet.
Three Days Grace went through every song on Human and gave us some insight in this exclusive feature.
Barry Stock: "I think it's pretty much about trying to find your place. Often, we'll ask ourselves, 'Where do I fit in here?' I find the song has a lot to do with that. It's that sentiment of, 'I feel like I'm running the rat race sometimes. Where is my place?' I think we all have that inner confusion, 'Where am I going? What am I doing?'"
Neil Sanderson: "We all get caught in this rat race where we're moving at warp speed towards something and chasing something, waking up making plans. John Lennon said, 'Life is what happens when you're busy making plans.' Where are we going? What are we in a rush for? What's the point of chasing something without stopping to experience the moment. 'Human Race' definitely talks about that."
Matt Walst: "It's about the perspective of the drug or love that's taunting you to come back to it, 'Come back to me. I know you love it.' In the end, it kills you. It's about the feeling taunting you to come back to it."
Barry: "Our goal was to be a little heavier and darker subject matter. We have a lot of things we've gone through personally and brought all of those out."