James Hetfield Reveals The Meaning Behind Metallica’s Latest Release
Metallica’s new drop has just arrived. ‘Screaming Suicide’ delves deep into the human experience, tackling themes of self-doubt, hopelessness, and the search for meaning in a world that can often feel overwhelming. Through powerful and emotive lyrics, the band takes the listener on a journey through the darkest corners of the human psyche, exposing the raw and vulnerable parts of ourselves that we often try to keep hidden.
The song can be interpreted as a powerful reminder that we are not alone in our struggles and that hope can be found even in the most dire circumstances. The Metallica members released this song on YouTube along with a statement by James Hetfield. According to that, the lyrics intend to explore the dark thoughts that people may have and express that no one should feel alone or guilty because it is part of the human experience.
“‘Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word of suicide,” Hetfield wrote in the caption of their new music video. “The intention is to communicate the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another, I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”
Suicide, actually anything related to death, is often considered taboo, so those who need help may often feel lonely. These lyrics of Metallica have become a beautiful reminder of how hard it is to break the cycle sometimes, but you should remember that you are never alone, and there is always someone you can reach out to. Suicide is a topic that needs to be discussed, not covered up, and there are many places to get help in this regard. Please get professional help if you have such concerns.
This meaningful song was co-written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo and will be a part of their upcoming album. ‘72 Seasons’ will be coming out on April 14, 2023, through their own label, Blackened Recordings. Remember when they dropped the first single, Lux Æterna, last November? That was a banger. And judging by the second song, this album will surely be one of their bests. So, if you’re a Metallica fan, mark your calendars!