Fallout (song)

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Marianas Trench, Fallout single cover.jpg
Single by Marianas Trench
from the album Ever After
Released November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:14 (album version)
4:11 (single version)
Label 604
Writer(s) Josh Ramsay
Producer(s) Josh Ramsay
Marianas Trench singles chronology
"Haven't Had Enough"
"Desperate Measures"

"Fallout" is a song recorded by Canadian pop punk band Marianas Trench for their third studio album, Ever After (2011). It was released November 14, 2011 as the album's second single.[1] The song has peaked in the Top 40 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and been certified Gold by Music Canada. In October 2016, "Fallout" was certified Double Platinum.


"Fallout" is a pop rock song with a duration of four minutes and ten seconds. Its instrumentation consists primarily of drums and guitar, while its "krushed groove" and vocal arrangement have been described by CBC Music as having an R&B influence.[2] The song's lyrics describe the pain of losing someone you love to another person.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Boris Canzano at Sputnik Music praised "Fallout" in his review of Ever After, writing "The best track on Ever After, Fallout... proves that Marianas Trench can take a pop cliché and mold it into something truly moving and meaningful."[3] Catherine Yi at Pupfresh felt that "Fallout" was a "catchy, pleasing song" with strong radio potential, but that it offered too little musical or lyrically variation throughout.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered on February 2, 2012 on MuchMusic.[5][6] It is the second in a five-part video storyline, following "Haven't Had Enough" and continuing into "Desperate Measures".[7]


The video starts with Josh Ramsay breaking up with his girlfriend (Darla Taylor) in an open minefield. She drives away, leaving him with a traditional-style key. As soon as she disappears, multiple explosions occur around Josh, who runs but eventually passes out. The other band members arrive near the end of the video and wake him up. Josh finds his girlfriend with another man (Jordan Weller), making out next to their car. Scenes of the band are also shown throughout the video performing the song in the same field with explosion effects.

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ "Fallout - Single by Marianas Trench". iTunes Store (CA). Apple Inc. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Marianas Trench on CBC Music". CBC Music. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Canzano, Boris (1 December 2011). "Marianas Trench - Ever After (album review)". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Yi, Catherine (22 November 2011). "PUPSCLUSIVE REVIEW: MARIANAS TRENCH "EVER AFTER"". Pupfresh. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ ""Fallout" Video Premiere!". 2012-01-23. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Watch two clips from Marianas Trench's Fallout Video!". MuchMusic. 2012-01-23. Archived from the original on 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  7. ^ Collins, Leah (12 June 2012). "MMVAs 2012 - The Making of Marianas Trench's "Fallout"". Vancouver Sun. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Marianas Trench – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Marianas Trench.
  9. ^ "Marianas Trench – Chart history" Billboard Canada AC for Marianas Trench.
  10. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada CHR/Top 40 National Airplay)". BDS Radio. Nielsen N.V. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada Hot AC National Airplay)". BDS Radio. Nielsen N.V. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 - 2012 Year End Chart: 51-60". Billboard.com. 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Marianas Trench – Fallout". Music Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2016.