Issues (Escape the Fate song)

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ETF Issues Coverart.jpg
Single by Escape the Fate
from the album Escape the Fate
Released September 19, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Post-hardcore, hard rock
Length 2:42
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Bryan Money
Producer(s) Don Gilmore
Escape the Fate singles chronology
"Gorgeous Nightmare"

"Issues" is a single by Escape the Fate off of their 2010 self-titled album.[1][2] It was released as a digital single on iTunes September 14, 2010.[3] However, the song leaked early via KROQ Radio on September 9, 2010.[4][5] This song debuted at No. 48 on America's Music Charts for Active Rock,[6] currently No. 27 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and debut No. 32 on both the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and No. 39 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on September 28, 2010 and was directed by P.R. Brown. The video presents a narrative that is told out of chronology. It features the band members playing in a Churchlike building. Towards the end of the story (but shown throughout the video) it starts to show a mob of people breaking into the church and attacking all the band members, capturing them. The mob carries Craig, Monte, Max, and Robert outside where Max is seen being tied to a wooden stake, where he is subsequently burned. Monte is tied up in a similar action, however his rope is pulled as he falls into a lake (Though, in the 'making of' video it is revealed that he was originally meant to be pulled into a pit of spikes). Robert is forced to lean his head against a stump, while a man with an axe is implied to have chopped his head off. Meanwhile, Craig is tied to a noose, and is seen barely keeping himself up by lifting his body up by pushing on a stick with his foot, although the noose is not tightened. When the video ends, the stick cracks and breaks, it is implied that the noose breaks Craig's neck or that he escapes from the loosened noose.

Track list[edit]

iTunes Single Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Issues" 2:42


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 23
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs[7] 33

Remixes EP[edit]

Issues Remixes
Issues Remixes EP cover art.jpg
EP by Escape the Fate
Released January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)
Recorded 2010 (By various artist)
Length 16:17
Label Interscope, DGC
Producer Escape the Fate
Escape the Fate chronology
Escape the Fate
Issues Remixes EP

Issues Remixes is the third EP by American rock band Escape the Fate. It's the band's first EP with Interscope Records since they left their longtime label, Epitaph Records. Issues Remixes was released digitally through online media outlets on January 11, 2011.[8][9]


Issues Remixes was released digitally on January 11, 2011 and is composed of new remixes from various artists.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Issues (Jakwob Remix)" 3:00
2. "Issues (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)" 3:47
3. "Issues (Wolves at the Gate Remix)" 3:43
4. "Issues (LA Riots Remix)" 5:43
Total length: 16:17
European Bonus Track
No. Title Length
5. "Issues (Neus Remix)" 4:13


Issues Remixes EP album personnel as listed on Allmusic.[11]

Escape the Fate
Remixer groups


  1. ^ James Shotwell. "Escape The Fate premiere "Issues"". 
  2. ^ "Our Brand New Single ISSUES is out NOW! van Escape The Fate op Myspace". September 14, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "iTunes Store". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brian Willett. "Escape The Fate – Issues New Song From Upcoming Self-Titled Album". 
  5. ^ "Escape The Fate: First Major Label Single Now Available". 
  6. ^ "AMERICA'S MUSIC CHARTS - 0 4 . 0 9 . 1 3 - powered by MEDIABASE". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chart Beat - Definitive Sales & Airplay Analysis - Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Escape the Fate Reveals "Issues" Remix EP Cover on @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Issues - Escape the Fate : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Issues (Remixes) - EP by Escape the Fate". January 11, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Issues Remixes EP – Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 

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