Papa Roach - "Crooked Teeth"
Written by: Kass
🎵🎶 Terrified, paralyzed
Something's got a hold on me
Let me go, I can't speak
I'm choking on my crooked teeth🎶🎵
Papa Roach is finally back in the studio after two years! While they have confirmed a new album is in the works, there is no release date, or even a name for it yet. The band has posted links encouraging fans to help fund their recording of this new album, so the process has been slow.
'Crooked Teeth' is the first single to drop by the band, since its successor, #'F.E.A.R', in 2014. It starts with rolling drum fills as an opening beat, and sustained guitar chords that help build up the suspense.
Jacoby Shaddix dominates the verse with his hip-hop styled lyrics, then leads into the adrenaline-fueled, easy-to-sing-along-to-chorus. Proceeding the chorus is a familiar dropout that fans will easily recognize as Papa Roach's style.
For nearly 20 years, Papa Roach has been famous for showcasing several styles of music throughout their career. They have put their own individual twists on each style and made a name for themselves while mishmashing them together.
The lyrics in this song are as equally and emotionally charged as previous Papa Roach songs in the past have been. This song hits on topics like paranoia, nightmares, and things alike. The metaphorical phrase of "Crying out, but I can't speak, Cause I'm choking on my, choking on my crooked teeth" refers to having something to say, but it gets caught inside, and you can't get it out.
This 2017 album is shaping up to be a powerful one for the band. It will be bigger than the band's album that brought us the dynamic track, 'Last Resort', and THAT is saying a lot for a band who has been in the game for longer than some of their fans have been alive. 'Crooked Teeth' earns a straight ten out of ten!