Chester Bennington-Penned Grey Daze Song, ‘Sometimes’, Offers Particularly Prescient Message


‘Sometimes’ will be released on 26th June 2020

Grey Daze has released ‘Sometimes’, the third single from the band’s upcoming album Amends (26th June 2020) with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song’s message of hope amidst unexpected times.

Chester was already a masterful lyricist at the age of 18, when he wrote this song (which was initially recorded when he was 21),” explains Sean Dowdell, Grey Daze co-founder and drummer. “I’ve said this in prior interviews but this is one of those songs that when I hear it now, I recognise the pain Chester was living with even more acutely now that I’m an adult. As so many of Chester’s lyrics do, this message in this song, that bad things happen and there things will get better, resonates in an entirely different way with the current crisis we are all living through, and brings a message of hope.”

Amends was originally slated for 10th April 2020 release but due to the rapidly shifting situation with COVID-19, the band announced the 11-song album would move to 26th June release date. As a thank you to the fans who have been so integral to this release, the band gave newsletter subscribers a free download of ‘Sometimes’.

The series of global listening parties that happened on 10th April 2020 was hosted by fans for the fans, and streamed online from 10 different countries across 11 different time zones in 9 languages (Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish) and across various platforms (including Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube).

“Sometimes, things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to,” offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half minute song. The track, which was written in 1994 but only recently re-recorded for Amends, goes on to say, “maybe things will look better, maybe things will look brighter.”

Watch the music video here:

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