"Disgrace everybody then bask in the afterglow," Seether's Shaun Morgan sings early in his band's new single, "Bruised and Bloodied," over a bouncy groove riff. "If I beat myself it seems like you just don't care at all/It's really fucking pitiful." It sets the tone right out of the gates for the biting song.
"'Bruised and Bloodied' is a mix of self-deprecation and rage, neatly wrapped up in a sexy groove with a big shiny pop bow on top," Morgan commented. "Essentially, it is a combination of shame and sadness delivered in a cheerful way, as I've always enjoyed juxtaposing jaded lyrics with a jubilant melody." Listen above.
Coming close on the heels of June's "Dangerous," "Bruised and Bloodied" is the second single off the group's forthcoming eighth full-length, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, the title of which translates to "If You Want Peace, Prepare For War." Due out August 28th via Fantasy Records, the 13-track LP is available for pre-order now in CD, vinyl and digital download formats. For special offers and exclusive merchandise, visit Seether's online store.