The first in a series of video clips featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the new PAPA ROACH album, “The Connection”, and the struggles the bandmembers went through during the making of the CD can be seen below. The five-minute clip includes the song “Before I Die”.
PAPA ROACH‘s video for the song “Still Swingin'” was filmed in New York City with David Brodsky of Brooklyn’s MyGoodEye Music Visuals (HELLYEAH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GOATWHORE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, SUFFOCATION). The track is the first single from PAPA ROACH‘s new album, “The Connection”, which will be released on October 2 via Eleven Seven Music. The CD was recorded at the band’s hometown studio, The Red House in Sacramento, California, and was produced by rock veteran James Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, ESCAPE THE FATE).
Of the tune itself, singer Jacoby Shaddix told Loudwire in an interview, “It is the most important statement for the band. I think it just says a lot about [PAPA ROACH]. It’s about my personal life, my highs and lows and what I’ve gone through and I’m a fuckin survivor dude. I’m a fighter. I think it’s taking a challenge and I’m always willing to step up to it and I’m not going to go out without a fight. And [PAPA ROACH], we’re the band that no matter what we’re fucking up against, we’re gonna prevail.”
PAPA ROACH last month officially dropped off the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival after just one week, with Shaddix needing surgery to remove a nodule on his vocal cord. Shaddix was diagnosed earlier this summer and attempted to take care of it without an operation, but issued a statement saying, “I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it. The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
The throat problems follow a tough period during which Shaddix split and reconciled with his wife of 15 years and also fell off the wagon.
According to Rolling Stone, Shaddix will not be allowed to sing or even talk for two months following his surgery.
“Still Swingin'” video: