Rebel Love Song

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"Rebel Love Song"
Single by Black Veil Brides
from the album Set the World on Fire
Format Music download
Recorded August 22, 2011
Genre Glam metal, hard rock
Length 3:57
Label Lava Music/Universal Republic Records
Writer(s) Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides singles chronology
"The Legacy"
(2011)
"Rebel Love Song"
(2011)
"In the End"
(2012)
Andy Biersack from BVB during the making of the video

"Rebel Love Song" is the fifth single by American rock band, Black Veil Brides, and the third single from their second album Set the World on Fire.[1] Lead vocalist Andy explained the meaning of the song in an interview with Kerrang! magazine: "That song is about the idea of finding something that you can run to, about making that Utopian society in your head and doing what you can to bust out and get there."[2] The song won the Kerrang! Award for Best Single.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Rebel Love Song"   3:57

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released on YouTube on October 19, 2011, directed by Patrick Fogarty, who also directed the "Knives and Pens," "Perfect Weapon," "The Legacy," "Coffin" , and other Black Veil Brides music videos. A majority of the music video was shot in front of the Fox Theater in Bakersfield, California.[4][5] A six-minute director's cut of the video was released on iTunes on their second EP, Rebels. The music video depicts a couple who rebel against the girl's father by sneaking out and running away. The video also shows a fight, but doesn't give much explaining. In the director's cut version, it is revealed that the girl's name is Marilyn, and that she didn't know the man, or his name before that day, but she doesn't want to wait for her dad to pick her up, so she goes for a drive with him. They go out and see a movie. After that, he offers to take her back home, but she insists on dropping her off at the park so her dad doesn't see him. She gets out, and begins walking across the park, when three unknown men confront her and try to attack her, tearing her shirt. All of a sudden, the man she met jumps out and attacks them, and a fight ensues (which is the unexplained fight in the original video). She runs back home and bangs on the door, and her father comes out. He grows furious, and has an alcoholic beverage in his hand, which implies that he is drunk. The man drives up, and her father slaps her face and yells at her to get inside the house. Her father then yells at him, and goes back inside to deal with his daughter, but she escapes out the window and runs to the man's car and they drive away, then Black Veil Brides begin to play the song in front of the same movie theater that the couple went to at the beginning of the video. At the very end of the video, it shows that Marilyn and her new boyfriend sent her father a photo of her kissing him, and her boyfriend giving her dad the finger. In both the director's cut and television broadcasts, the gesture is censored out. Marilyn's boyfriend's name is never revealed.

Personnel[edit]

Black Veil Brides
Music video production

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