Papa Roach Release Despondent Video for ‘Falling Apart’

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Papa Roach were one of the biggest forces in rock in 2015 and are closing the year out with a video for the third single, “Falling Apart” off F.E.A.R., their eighth studio album. Directed by the award-winning Jesse Davey, the video is a poignant reflection of the song, sometimes cutting scenes that mirror the lyrics directly.

The first verse contains the lines “All that I see is wickedness around me / I refuse to believe the apocalypse inside of me.” A girl slightly reminiscent of Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider video game series is running through pure chaos, guns blazing with a heavy bag swaying back and forth off her shoulders as she picks up the pace. When the verse kicks in, she drops the guns, coinciding with the second line. Continuing to run, she gets caught up in a Roman candle battle and continues to drag the bag with her as she gradually loses energy, letting blood stream down her arm and drops fall onto the sand.

After collapsing onto the ground, it is revealed that the bag she has been struggling to hold on to is full of cash. With one final effort, she tries to trudge forward and escape her surroundings, but ultimately lays stretched out across the sand with fistfuls of money scattered on the ground around her. An elderly, homeless man finds the bag with the remainder of the money and gives off a faint smile before the final scene cuts back to the wounded woman.

Commenting on the song and the video, frontman Jacoby Shaddix offered, “”Falling Apart” is an epic Papa Roach track from F.E.A.R.. The vocals are really straight forward, and then it explodes into that massive chorus – the audiences can’t help but jump up and down when we play it. The dynamics of the song move you to three distinctively different places and Jesse Davey’s video is truly a work of art and we’re excited for people to interpret it how they may.”

Papa Roach have been confirmed for a number of U.S. rock festivals in 2016, including Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and more. For a full list of festivals, visit our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Festivals.

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