Inhale (song)

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"Inhale"
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Single by Stone Sour
from the album Stone Sour
ReleasedJuly 7, 2003
Format Enhanced CD
Recorded2002 (2002) at Catamount Recording Studio, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge
Length4:18
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Corey Taylor, Jim Root, Josh Rand, Shawn Economaki, Joel Ekman,
Producer(s) Tom Tatman, Stone Sour
Stone Sour singles chronology
"Bother"
(2003)
"Inhale"
(2003)
"30/30-150"
(2006)

"Inhale" is a song by American rock band Stone Sour, featured on their 2002 debut album Stone Sour . Released as the third single by the band in July 2003, the song charted at number 18 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while reaching number 63 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, losing out to Metallica's "St. Anger".

Stone Sour American heavy metal band

Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1992. The band performed for five years before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand (guitar), and Roy Mayorga (drums). Longtime members Joel Ekman and Shawn Economaki left the band in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Former lead guitarist Jim Root left in 2014.

<i>Stone Sour</i> (album) 2002 studio album by Stone Sour

Stone Sour is the debut studio album by American rock band Stone Sour. It was recorded and produced by the band and Tom Tatman at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and was released on August 27, 2002, through Roadrunner Records. Writing for the album began in 2000 while vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root were still actively involved in their other band, Slipknot. Work began on the album after Slipknot had gone on hiatus following touring in support of their second album Iowa.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

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Contents

Music video

The music video for "Inhale" was directed by Gregory Dark and produced by Sharlotte Blake (executive) and Patti Tessel (line).It shows the band members as homeless people in their daily activities. Corey pushes a trolley containing clothes, Jim plays the guitar on the street for money, Joel collects donations, Josh rummages in trash cans for food, and Shawn eats food given to him by roadside vendors. Towards the second chorus the band is seen in white tuxedos, performing in front of an audience. Shawn is seen playing a double bass instead of a normal bass guitar. At the start of the chorus, the band changes to their shaggy unkempt look and their suits are frayed and torn. As Corey starts the chorus,the people in the audience start disappearing one by one. After the final chorus the band is seen back at their area around a fire. It is revealed that the performance is just an imagination. The video ends with the band going off to sleep, with Corey looking one last time at the fire.

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

A music video director is the head of music video production. The director conceives of videos' artistic and dramatic aspects while instructing the musical act, technical crew, actors, models, and dancers. They may or may not be in collaboration with the musical act.

Gregory Dark is an American film director, film producer, music video director, and screenwriter. Dark is one of the few adult filmmakers to successfully transition into mainstream Hollywood film-making. He has also been credited as Alexander Hippolyte, Gregory Hippolyte, Gregory Brown, and as The Dark Brothers.

Track listing

All tracks written by Stone Sour.

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Inhale"4:18
2."Inside the Cynic"3:23
3."Inhale" (Unedited Rough Mix)5:32
4."Inhale" (Video)4:13
Promo CD single US
No.TitleLength
1."Inhale" (Radio Edit)4:02
2."Inhale" (Album Version)4:18
Promo CD single UK
No.TitleLength
1."Inhale"4:24

Chart positions

Chart (2003)Peak
position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)63
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 18

Personnel

Stone Sour
Corey Taylor American heavy metal singer

Corey Todd Taylor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author who is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Record producer individual who oversees and manages the recording of an artists music

A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.

Additional personnel
Hammond organ electric organ

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