UPDATE May 31, 2023: Staind have now released the DJ Brawner-directed video for “Lowest in Me.” It can be seen down toward the bottom of the page.

Staind are back with their first new song in 12 years called “Lowest in Me.” It’s the first bit of new music the band has released since their 2011 self-titled seventh album. Additionally, the group announced their latest studio album titled Confessions of the Fallen.

“Lowest in Me” is a hard-hitting track that’s likely going to make a lot of Staind fans happy, but also surprise them at the same time. Aaron Lewis‘ vocals sound energized and fresh, the instrumentation is lightly complemented by electronics and there’s a heavy breakdown in the latter half of it.

“There’s a lot of that [on the upcoming album], for sure. It’s definitely different, though,” guitarist Mike Mushok told Loudwire Nights host Chuck Armstrong ahead of the song’s release. “One thing that Aaron wanted to experiment with… He had a programmer that he had worked with and he had brought a few of the ideas to him and those guys took what the songs were and kind of interpreted them with more electronic elements in them.”

“When we finally got [our producer], he helped expand that even further,” he continued. “Although there’s not a lot of that in this song, there are some other songs that have more of an electronic element to them. A lot of that is like a guitar part I wrote played on a synthesizer, so it’s not so far removed—it’s just different textures and different sounds.”

Listen to the song below.

Confessions of the Fallen was produced by Erik Ron and will be out this fall via Alchemy Recordings/BMG. Lewis described how the band’s sound evolved while making the new record in a press release.

“I did want to modernize the sound and bring us up to date,” the singer said. “You can certainly recognize the band but at the same time you can hear that we’ve been paying attention and understand what kind of sounds and approaches we can use that maybe weren’t around the last time we did this.”

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To hear our full interview with Mushok, tune into Loudwire Nights tonight at 7PM ET. The guitarist also discusses their upcoming co-headlining tour with Godsmack, which you can see the dates for here.

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Staind, “Lowest In Me” Lyrics (via Genius)

Try to let go, but you won’t let me
So I’m closed off, hating all I see
Play the victim so carelessly
You’re addicted to uncertainty

Uncertainty

You bring out the lowest that I have in me
I feel the chaos and the gravity
And I can’t escape the bitterness, I can’t change
You bring out the lowest that I have
Lowest that I have in me

Try to hold back all the anger
But… it’s a trigger and I can’t relax
Losing focus on the things you lack
So you push me to the brink
And I don’t know what is next

You bring out the lowest that I have in me
I feel the chaos and thе gravity
And I can’t escape the bittеrness, I can’t change
You bring out the lowest that I have
Lowest that I have in me

Lowest of low
I’m so fucking high

Sever all ties
I don’t recognize what I’ve become
Thread is pulled, you’ve made an animal

You bring out the lowest that I have in me
I feel the chaos and the gravity
And I can’t escape the bitterness, I can’t change
You bring out the lowest that I have
Lowest that I have in me

Lowest that I have in me

Staind, “Lowest in Me” Single Artwork

Staind, ‘Lowest in Me’ Single Artwork

Alchemy Recordings/BMG

Staind, “Lowest in Me”

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