Spike in My Veins

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"Spike in My Veins"
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Single by Korn
from the album The Paradigm Shift
Released February 6, 2014
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 4:24
Label Prospect Park, Caroline
Writer(s) Reginald Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, Ray Luzier, Nik Roos, James Shaffer, Martijn van Sonderen
Producer(s) Don Gilmore
Korn singles chronology
"Never Never"
"Spike in My Veins"

Spike in My Veins is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn, released as the second single from their eleventh studio album The Paradigm Shift on February 6, 2014.

Background and composition[edit]

The song was originally written as a collaboration with Netherland electronic duo, Noisia for singer Jonathan Davis' solo moniker, JDevil.

Regarding the song and video, Jonathan Davis says, "We are all so caught up in watching crazy media on the internet and TV that we are manipulated into ignoring that our privacy has all but disappeared".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video focuses primarily on media manipulation and how the government distracts citizens from the NSA spying as well as the President of the United States slowly taking away freedoms.[original research?] The music video includes several celebrity outbursts from 2013 including Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Award performance, Toronto mayor Rob Ford's "I don't smoke crack" interview, Kanye West's attack on paparazzi, and others. The music video was directed by David Dinetz [2]

Formats and track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Spike in My Veins" (album version) - 4:24
Physical single
  1. "Spike in My Veins" (album version) - 4:24
  2. "Spike in My Veins" (Instrumental) - 4:24


Chart (2014) Peak
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[3] 5
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[4] 26


  1. ^ Jonathan Barkan (February 7, 2014). "Korn Release Politically Charged Video For "Spike In My Veins"". Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Korn Fight Media Manipulation With 'Spike in My Veins' Video - Video". Rolling Stone. February 6, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Korn – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Korn – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Korn. Retrieved December 21, 2014.