Unstable (song)

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Single by Adema
from the album Unstable
ReleasedJune 23, 2003 [1]
Genre Nu metal
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Mark Chavez, Kris Kohls, Mike Ransom, Dave DeRoo, Tim Fluckey
Adema singles chronology

"Unstable" is the first single released from the Adema album, Unstable . It is featured in Madden NFL 2004

Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls. After their first two albums, Adema, and Unstable, the band was plagued with years of conflict and lineup changes. Ransom left the band in 2003 followed by Chavez later in 2004 due to conflicts between themselves and other members of the band. Luke Caraccioli replaced Chavez in early 2005 for one album, Planets, but then left a few months later in late 2005. Vocalist Bobby Reeves and guitarist Ed Farris, both from the band Level, were recruited to join as well, but only released one album, Kill the Headlights in 2007, before entering a hiatus. The band's original line up reformed in late 2009 and toured, but both Ransom and Chavez left again before any new music would be recorded. Fluckey took over lead vocals from 2011 to 2017. The lineup released an EP, Topple the Giants. In 2013 Ransom returned once again; Chavez rejoined the band again in March 2017, only to leave again in 2019.

<i>Unstable</i> (album) 2003 studio album by Adema

Unstable is the second studio album by the American nu metal band Adema, and is the final album to feature its full original lineup with Chavez and Ransom departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion, although they returned to the band in March 2017. The album was released on August 19, 2003 by Arista Records. It features the self-titled single "Unstable" and has sold about 400,000 copies worldwide. Many songs relied more on instrumentation and harmony instead of distortion in comparison to their previous album. It was less successful than their first album, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard 200 before quickly falling off the chart.

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10,000 copies of this single were sold in the first three weeks, making it Adema's second most successful single to date, bar "Giving In".[ citation needed ] This song is also one of Adema's most popular songs among fans, being one of the songs played at almost every show. The song is also featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL 2004 .

"Giving In" is the first single to be released from the band Adema's self-titled debut album. The song appeared on Now 9, as well as on a commercial for AT&T Mobility it is one of the band's most popular and well known songs.

Music video

The music video depicts the band playing in a desert like location, with sandy gusts of wind billowing around them. The video occasionally cuts away to Mark Chavez, the lead vocalist, as he runs through a windy location, storm clouds everywhere, with a female floating around him. In the end, Chavez is lying on a roof protected from the wind. He reaches out to try and catch the female from driting away. In the end of the video, the house that Mark was lying on explodes, and quick-cuts of Mark Chavez and the woman holding hands are shown.

The video was shot in a week, and has had the highest airplay out of all of Adema's singles to date.[ citation needed ] This is the last music video to feature its full original lineup with Chavez and Ransom departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion, although they returned to the band in March 2017. It was directed by Kevin Kerslake.

Kevin Kerslake is an American music video director and occasional television commercial director. He has directed videos for Liz Phair, Stone Temple Pilots, Filter, R.E.M., 311, Blue October, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Green Day, Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Helmet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Rise Against, Sam Phillips, The Offspring, Throwing Muses, Mr Bungle, and Atreyu.

Track listing

CD 1

CD 2

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