Let the Guilt Go

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"Let the Guilt Go"
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Single by Korn
from the album Korn III: Remember Who You Are
ReleasedJuly 26, 2010
Genre Nu metal
Length3:57 (album version)
3:03 (radio edit)
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Reginald Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, Ray Luzier, Ross Robinson, James Shaffer
Producer(s) Ross Robinson
Korn singles chronology
"Oildale (Leave Me Alone)"
(2010)
"Let the Guilt Go"
(2010)
"Get Up!"
(2011)

"Let the Guilt Go" is a song written and recorded by American rock band Korn, and the second single for their ninth studio album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are . It was released on July 26, 2010. Korn performed "Let the Guilt Go" on Lopez Tonight .

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Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band is notable for pioneering the nu metal genre and bringing it into the mainstream.

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Music video

The music video for "Let the Guilt Go", directed by Nathan Cox, was premiered on September 2, 2010. [1] The video begins with a view from inside a helicopter, flying over the crop fields of Bakersfield, with a number of crop circles visible below. It then cuts between footage of the band performing in said field, and a group of students who are studying, being approached and taunted by a couple of college football bullies before being left alone. That night, the three students are driving by one of the crop fields when they spot a bright light coming from the sky; one of the passengers, a girl (Amber Marie Bollinger), leaves the vehicle and enters the bright light. She is momentarily picked up off the ground by the light before being dropped back to Earth moments later.

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".

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The next day, the girl arrives at school dressed much more provocatively, which attracts the attention of the bullies from the day before. In class, the girl attracts the attention of one of the bullies, who fails to notice her testing newly acquired telekinesis on a pencil, which she then launches into a picture of the very same bully. A following night, the two travel to a "make out spot", where the bully tries to force himself upon the girl. A bright flash of light explodes from within the car, and the video cuts to the girl throwing her head back, the boy having exploded into white smoke. The girl leaves the car, and walks off.

The video then cuts to a final shot of the cropfield in night time, where there is a large crop circle with the words "KoЯn III" present in the middle. [1]

Charts

Chart (2010)Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock Songs ( Billboard )23

Awards

The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards, which were held on February 13, 2011, but lost to Iron Maiden's "El Dorado". [2]

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Personnel

Jonathan Davis American singer and musician

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References

  1. 1 2 Korn Premiere Music Video for "Let the Guilt Go" on ArtistDirect.com. September 2, 2010
  2. "Iron Maiden, Slayer, Megadeth, Ozzy, and Korn Among Grammy Awards Nominees". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 2010-12-06.