“Under Your Scars” is the first ever ballad from heavy metal group Godsmack and their 2018 album “When Legends Rise”. The band was formed in 1995 in Massachusetts in the United States, and consisted of founder, frontman and songwriter and Sully
Erna; guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin.
“Under Your Scars” came from frontman Sully Erna wanting to take a new direction in the band’s next album. According to metalinjection.net, Erna had expressed his desire to change how the band had been placed into the heavy metal genre, and had decided to try out a more hard rock sound. In a 2018 interview with loudersound.com, Erna described the “When Legends Rise” album: “It was just about evolving as a songwriter. I wanted to stretch my wings even further, to use all of the experiences I’ve had writing different types of music over the years and apply that to finding a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, while still maintaining the power of Godsmack.”
The song is a love ballad about how a person’s scars are part of them and are still lovable.
The music video for the track was directed by Paris Visone and was uploaded to Godsmack’s YouTube channel in July 2019. It features the band playing the track live at a concert. As of December 2019, the video has over 17.4 million views and over 150 thousand likes.
Release Date: 27th April 2018
Songwriter: Sully Erna
Producer/s: Sully Erna & Erik Ron
Music Video Release Date: 19th July 2019
Music Video Director: Paris Visone
Chart Rankings: “Under Your Scars” was Godsmack’s first song to reach #1, and it did so on the US Active Rock Chart. In total, three singles from the “When Legends Rise” hit #1. The track currently has 11.8 million plays on Spotify.
The lyrics to “Under Your Scars” can be accessed here: LINK