Staind Announce First Studio Album in 12 Years


Butt rock legends Staind—famous these days for frontman Aaron Lewis‘ severe cases of verbal diarrhea as much as they are songs like “It’s Been Awhile”—have announced Confessions of the Fallen, their first studio album in 12 years. With that announcement comes the first single, “Lowest in Me.”

“Lowest in Me” is pretty standard fare for Staind, but the press release promises “some new touches, electronic flavorings that give the song, as well as the rest of the 10-track album, a refreshed and contemporary sensibility, letting us know that it’s still Staind but that Staind has not been in a time capsule since its self-titled effort in 2011.” “Lowest in Me” also has a breakdown during which Lewis sing-yells about becoming an animal, confirming that some parts of the band haven’t changed all that much.

The frontman had this to say about the album:

“I did want to modernize the sound and bring us up to date. 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.”

Guitarist Mike Mushok adds:

“It’s undeniably Aaron’s voice, and same for the songs. We got together and spent a lot of time focusing on direction, and we really like how it turned out.”

You’ll have to wait until September to hear all of Confessions of the Fallen but you can hear “Lowest in Me” now. If you’d rather just listen to the old Staind, we highly recommend this performance, where Lewis drunkenly performs “It’s Been Awhile” twice without realizing.

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