Papa Roach Unveil ‘Before I Die’ Video
Papa Roach are ending 2012 with a little video extravaganza. Earlier this month, fans got the ‘Where Did the Angels Go‘ clip and now, getting in just under the 2012 deadline, there’s a new video for ‘Before I Die.’
The promo itself finds a grieving Jacoby Shaddix haunted by visions of lost love, often to his own detriment. Playing it close to the lyrical concept of the song, the video shows Shaddix expressing his heartbreak by chasing his visions into dangerous situations in an attempt to hold onto the past.
Earlier this year, Shaddix told Loudwire about ‘Before I Die,’ “I was going through a separation with my wife during the process of making the record. Fast forward to the present and weâre working it out now, but in the process of making this record we were separated. I was at the end of my rope; I was in a lot of pain. This music is where I found my sanctuary, where I could express myself and just take myself out it for a second and not feel the pain and just be creative. During the process of making this song, âBefore I Dieâ I felt like everything was taken from me and I was just left out there raw and broken, it made everything clear to me, what really mattered to me.”
‘Before I Die’ is a key song for Shaddix as the vocalist says it spurred a change in his life. He explains, “At the end of the day itâs the people that I love in my life that are the most important to me and sometimes when you treat the people that you love the most the worst, thatâs the wrong path. I had to take a long hard look at myself and realize how I was living my life and make those changes. Just being out there on my own and having those realizations, thatâs where the song came from.”
Watch Papa Roach’s ‘Before I Die’ Video