Far from Home (Five Finger Death Punch song)
|"Far from Home"|
|Single by Five Finger Death Punch|
|from the album War Is the Answer|
|Released||September 16, 2010|
|Format||CD single, DI|
|Songwriter(s)||Zoltan Bathory, Kevin Churko, Ivan L Greening, Thomas Jason Grinstead, Jeremy Spencer Heyde, Matt Snell|
|Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology|
"Far from Home" is a song by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch. It was released as the sixth and final single from their second studio album War Is the Answer on September 16, 2010. It debuted at #33 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart, eventually peaking at #4. It debuted at #45 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and has peaked at #14. It is one of Five Finger Death Punch's most well known songs.
Writing and recording
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Metal Hammer about this song's evolution: “We’d been kicking this song around for over a year, and we did record an early version of it, but somehow we couldn’t quite get it to gel. That can happen with songs – you’re not sure about them to start them, and then they grow into something special, which is really what happened with ‘The Bleeding’… I mean, that only just scraped onto the first album!
“Then Kevin (Churko, producer) heard ‘Far From Home’, which is kind of a ballad I guess, and he encouraged us to work on it some more, and today of course I’m really glad we did. We changed the structure, added some strings, and generally moved the track up to a whole new level. “Now I would say it’s a potential single, but quite a way down the line…”
|US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||29|
|US Rock Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)||16|
- Ivan Moody - lead vocals
- Zoltan Bathory - rhythm guitar
- Jermey Spencer - drums
- Jason Hook - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Matt Snell - bass
- Anderson, Sara D. (September 14, 2010). "Five Finger Death Punch, 'Far From Home' -- New Song". AOL. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
- Bezer, Terry (January 1, 2009). "5FDP: Zoltan Bathory's Guide To 'War Is The Answer'". Metal Hammer. Archived from the original on January 12, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
- "Far from Home". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2010.