Let You Down (Seether song)

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"Let You Down"
Let You Down by Seether.png
Single by Seether
from the album Poison the Parish
Released February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:10
Songwriter(s) Shaun Morgan
Producer(s) Shaun Morgan
Seether singles chronology
"Save Today"
(2015)
"Let You Down"
(2017)
"Betray and Degrade"
(2017)

"Save Today"
(2015)
"Let You Down"
(2017)
"Betray and Degrade"
(2017)

"Let You Down" is a single by South African rock band Seether, the first off of their seventh studio album Poison the Parish. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2017.

Background[edit]

The song was first revealed on February 23, 2017, the same day the band announced their seventh album – Poison the Parish.[1] A music video was released on the same day of the song's release, which features many ominous, masked and cloaked carnival-themed people roaming through an open field.[2] The footage cuts back and forth between the figures and the band performing in a dark, secluded cabin.[3]

Composition and themes[edit]

The track was self-produced by band frontman and lead vocalist Shaun Morgan, and was meant to represent the band's return to a heavier rock sound found in their earlier albums.[4] Loudwire described the chorus as being "a little bit of an emotional reprieve" to the song's verses, calling it "sonically uplifting, but lyrically despondent."[2] A few publications noted a similarity in the guitar riff and chord progression of the song to Chevelle's 2014 single "Take Out the Gunman", Live's 1997 single "Lakini's Juice" and Tool's 1996 single "Stinkfist".[5][6][7]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 38
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 25
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[10] 8
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[11] 1

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