Way Too Far
|"Way Too Far"|
|Single by Korn featuring 12th Planet and Flinch|
|from the album The Path of Totality|
|Released||March 6, 2012|
|Genre||Alternative metal, Industrial metal, dubstep, electro house|
|Producer(s)||12th Planet, Flinch, Downlink, Jim Monti (add.)|
"Way Too Far" is a song written and recorded by American nu metal band Korn. It was released as the third single from Korn's tenth studio album, The Path of Totality, on March 6, 2012. The single features production and additional music by 12th Planet, Flinch, and Downlink.
Background and composition
Jonathan Davis explained the song's meaning:
|“||It's about human beings and myself... it's about myself; sometimes I do take things way too far, something so stupid I shouldn't waste my energy on – I'll freak out and make it into something humongous when it should be nothing. I think a lot of people can relate to that.||”|
"Way Too Far" was released to active rock and heritage rock radio stations without an official impact date sometime in March 2012. It debuted and peaked at number 38 on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, failing to match the success of the album's first two singles. The song was inducted into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame after Internet users voted for it over various other songs five days in a row, beating songs by Slash, Demon Hunter, Pennywise, Metallica, and Hollywood Undead.
The music video for "Way Too Far" premiered on May 7, 2012, and was directed by Joshua Allen, who also directed the previous music video for "Chaos Lives in Everything". Unlike the previous videos, Way Too Far's video was conceptual and its concept features each band member taking things 'way too far'.
Formats and track listings
- CD single (United States)
- "Way Too Far" (radio edit) – 3:23
|US Active Rock (Billboard)||35|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||38|
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- "Korn: "Way Too Far" (Video)". ARTISTdirect. May 9, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
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- Ramanand, Liz (March 13, 2012). "Korn Enter Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame". Loudwire. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- Hartmann, Graham (May 7, 2012). "Korn Release 'Way Too Far' Music Video". Loudwire. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- "Korn – Chart History: Active Rock". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 27, 2013.