This Country-Rock track is the first single from the South African alternative metal band Seether's fourth album, Holding On to Strings Better Left to Fray. "We wanted to do something different again," Seether bassist Dale Stewart told Gun Shy Assassin. "We don't want to keep rehashing the same stuff over and over again. I wouldn't say that song is a good indicator of what the rest of the album sounds like; that song is definitely a standout. But I think the song still sounds like Seether… there's just a different twist on it."
The song got it's title from its swampy verse riff. Frontman Shaun Morgan explained the track's meaning in a Seether newsletter: "In some ways I guess I was dealing with growing up and having to make better life choices. It's definitely not Country, but we recorded the album in Nashville, and felt like it was a small homage to such a wonderful city."
Morgan explained the inspiration for the album title to Artist Direct: "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray was a paraphrase that I read in a book somewhere which I thought was just an amazing visual. It stuck with me, and I changed it a little bit to fit our title, but I really did like the imagery of the book."
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