Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Battleborn’ Single Unleashed In Video Game Montage
With the anticipation of the second installment of Five Finger Death Punch's double album 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell,' the band have released a video-game montage of Battlefield 4 to coincide with their new single 'Battleborn.' The video was created by Machinima director jackfrags and displays gameplay clips of the popular war-themed video game.
'Battleborn' showcases the softer side of Five Finger Death Punch's sound, which is usually angst-ridden, delivering a sonic middle finger at times and a fist at others. The song has a clean-picked verse with reflective lyrics about touring. The chorus builds up to a bigger moment with a hook that slides back off into the verse. This conventional ballad mood is a stark contrast to the montage of the video. The imagery serves as a reminder of struggle while the lyrics reflect on it after the dust has settled.
Singer Ivan Moody commented on the new single, stating, “After getting off the road from two years of touring, I was physically and emotionally drained. It felt like I’d seen almost every inch of the globe and shook every hand there was to shake. I completely lost track of time, the flights, the travel, the shows all seemed to blur together. My family and friends became a distant memory. Even though I was doing what I’d dreamed of doing, it took all the energy that I had … it was exhausting. That made me realize, everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat and sacrifice…we are all battle born.”
'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2' is slated for release on Nov. 19. Fans can pre-order the album here.
Five Finger Death Punch will kick off a fall North American tour on Sunday, Sept. 15. Click here for more information on how you can catch these bruisers live.