3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold used his time in quarantine to write and record his debut solo efforts.
The rockstar unleashed his powerful new song “Wicked Man” on Friday (August 14), the first track released on his new record label, Wild At Heart.
“They keep us entertained inside a world before our eyes/A never-ending circus to distract us from their lies,” sings Arnold.
“Wicked Man” was written by Arnold about the times that we are currently living in.
“The inspiration for the song has been the world around us,” Arnold explained about the new song. “The recent events that have happened and are happening in our country are events that will shape the future. In so many of these events, it seems there must be “someone behind the curtain.” I believe a lot of people agree with this. I think that people are tired of being lied to and manipulated and are beginning to see the pattern. This song just points out a few of the things that are dividing and shaping things. I hope it makes people realize that we truly are all in this together. It’s everyone’s future.”
The track was recorded at Rivergate Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. and produced by 3 Doors Down drummer, Greg UpChurch. The music was written by UpChurch as well.
“The song was recorded at Rivergate Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee,” Arnold added. “The song was produced by Greg Upchurch, who is also the drummer for 3DD. Greg wrote the music to the song as well. He’d written a guitar riff and sent it to me a few months ago. I listened to it and liked the idea. It had the darker feel to it. I get licks in my head and eventually melodies and ideas start to form. In thinking about events of the days over the next few weeks, these are the lyrics that grew.”
Arnold has taken great pride in all that 3 Doors Down has achieved. The group formed in 1996 and has sold over 20 million albums globally and even went on to receive a GRAMMY nomination, Two American Music Awards and Five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, even including ‘Songwriter Of The Year.’ Arnold’s charity, The Better Life Foundation (TBLF) has donated over $3 million dollars to veterans, children, woman’s and humanitarian relief efforts domestically and around the globe.