Breakdown (Tantric song)
|Single by Tantric|
|from the album Tantric|
|Released||May 21, 2001|
|Tantric singles chronology|
"Breakdown" is the debut single by post-grunge band Tantric and the lead single from their self-titled debut album. It is the band's most successful song, having reached #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks and helped the album achieve platinum status in 2001.
Lyrically, "Breakdown" describes a person filled with resentment and self-disgust. The music video, which found substantial airplay on MTV2, follows this theme and is based around high school. In combination with the band's acoustic-heavy sound, "Breakdown" also utilizes a digital effect at the end of the chorus. The tightly produced arrangement makes for a well balanced ratio of hard rock and pop.
Guitarist Todd Whitener came up with the song while sitting in an Amsterdam hotel. He described the meaning behind "Breakdown" in an interview with MTV:
- "That song's pretty much about being pooped on and realizing that life is going to move on and you just have to keep your head high. Things will work out in the end, as long as you stay positive."
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