Skillet‘s official music video for the song “Save Me” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which was released last August via Atlantic.
Skillet frontman John Cooper told Cryptic Rock: “‘Save Me’ was a song where I had written the chorus melody… I was thinking I could almost hear [Five Finger] Death Punch doing that chorus. Then I said, ‘I just think that this could really be a Skillet song.’ Instead of moving towards ultra-metal, it can move a little bit towards romantic and sad. Then when we started recording it and working on the parts, I was, like, you know what? It can be sad and metal at the same time. I literally thought, ‘If this was a Five Finger chorus, what would they do on the drums?’ I know it doesn’t sound like Five Finger — it sounds like Skillet — but for a musician, if they really picked apart the guitar and the drum parts and the chorus, you can hear that being a Death Punch chorus with his voice — if Ivan [Moody] was singing it. Some bands don’t like to admit stuff like that, but I do. I like to pay homage to bands that I love, because I don’t have much of an ego — I think it’s cool. So, I can hear Ivan sing it.
“I wanted to make the song kind of sad, because the lyric is very romantic, actually. It’s dark-sounding, but it’s about the fact that intimacy is really hard. We all want to be known and we all want to know someone in an intimate way, but what we’re not always prepared for is that intimacy hurts. The second verse lyrics — ‘Peel back the skin, exposed to you / Take pleasure in the pain’ — what that’s saying is that it’s really wonderful to be known, but it also hurts because we have a lot of ugly crap inside of us. It’s not always wonderful when somebody finds out how selfish of a person you can be, or what a jerk you can be in the mornings when you’re in a bad mood; the way you respond to someone you love when you’re exhausted and they find out how bad you are.
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