Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Under and Over It’ – Song Review
Five Finger Death Punch come out swinging with ‘Under and Over It,’ the first single from their upcoming album, ‘American Capitalist,’ which is due out Oct. 11.
The theme of ‘Under and Over It’ pretty much focuses on being sick of naysayers and the rumors they spread. Throughout the song, vocalist Ivan Moody asks a series of in-your-face questions that are addressed to these trash talkers, including “Did you hear about the money / How it made me change? / So funny to me / All the time that they waste” in the first verse.
The track hits hard but does feature a very melodic chorus in which Moody sings, “You can be me and I will be you / You can live just like a star / I’ll take my sanity, you take the fame / I’m under and over it all.”
However, it’s about as heavy a track as you’ll hear on radio, and, according to 5FDP drummer Jeremy Spencer, the band wanted to introduce the new album with a bang.
“We could have gone with the safer radio track perhaps but we were feeling in a heavy mood and we wanted to come out swinging this time,” Spencer tells FMX Radio in Lubbock, Texas. “We wanted to come out and kind of push the envelope a little bit and I think we achieved it, everyone wants heavy music so it’s kind of filling the void.”
The band’s forthcoming disc, ‘American Capitalist,’ is produced by Kevin Churko, who helmed 5FDP’s 2009 release ‘War Is the Answer.’ This is also the first album for Five Finger Death Punch with new bassist Chris Kael, who joined the band after former bassist Matt Snell left the group at the end of last year.
Five Finger Death Punch will be headlining the “Share the Welt Tour” this fall with Hatebreed and All That Remains. The trek kicks off Oct. 16 in San Francisco.
Listen to Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Under and Over It’