Skillet's John Cooper Reveals 'My Demons' Video From Side Project Fight the Fury: Premiere

Skillet's John Cooper Reveals 'My Demons' Video From Side Project Fight the Fury: Premiere


Skillet's John Cooper lets his heavy present on his new facet mission, Fight The Fury — and particularly within the video for the observe "My Demons," premiering completely beneath from the quartet's just-released debut EP.

The group — which additionally contains Skillet guitarist Seth Morrison — was, in reality, created particularly to showcase Cooper's headbanging inclinations. "I feel it was most likely 5 – 6 years in the past when the concept got here," Cooper tells Streets Talkin. "I had some music that I felt may not match on a Skillet document, could be too heavy or too this or that. So I used to be like, 'Do I write them anyway? Do I power it into Skillet? Do I make it just a little lighter, take a number of the screaming out?' In the tip I simply thought it might be actually cool to have a facet mission so I can let these songs be what they wish to be and simply type of do no matter I wish to do. It's an actual love mission for me."

The "My Demons" video, filmed on woodlands property Cooper and his spouse and Skillet bandmate Korey Cooper personal in Wisconsin, showcases the tune's kinetic, relentless fury with whiplash modifying and a outstanding presence for The Wanderer, Fight The Fury's cloaked, gasmasked mascot — the group's model of Iron Maiden's Eddie or Disturbed's The Guy. "He depicts the way in which that I see myself going by means of life," Cooper says. "It's just a little post-apocalyptic, I suppose, the sensation of going by means of the wrestle of life — nonetheless surviving but in addition nonetheless looking out. That's type of what The Wanderer is to me."

The "My Demons" observe, in the meantime, rails towards all method of abuses — impressed by a fan's story of kid abuse, and the way Skillet's music helped him work by means of the trauma. Under Cooper's pen, nevertheless, it's broadened to embody points past that. "I didn't need the tune to be so particular that individuals couldn't relate to it in the event that they haven't been by means of that exact tragedy," Cooper explains. "So, broadly, the tune is about your individual demons, issues prior to now that hang-out you — addictions or vices or no matter — which are at all times in you, searching for a method out."

Fight The Fury's new Still Breathing EP options 5 tracks, and Cooper is assured there might be extra the place that got here from. The new group will tour Russia throughout December, with North American plans for the primary quarter of subsequent 12 months, and Cooper is anxious to ascertain the band in its personal proper. "This music is extra complicated and heavier, a few of which comes from the darkness within the lyrics," he says. "Obviously after I sing some folks go, 'Man, it type of appears like Skillet,' however different folks go, 'Omigosh, that is SO a lot heavier than Skillet!' I hear all that, and I feel folks will get used to (the distinction) after they see us and listen to extra (music) from us."

Skillet, in the meantime, is on the brink of rock once more, too. While Korey Cooper and drummer Jen Ledger have been busy with their facet mission, Ledger, Skillet has additionally been engaged on new music and is, by John Cooper's estimate, about 80 % completed writing the follow-up to 2016's Unleashed. "We're tremendous enthusiastic about it," Cooper says of the album, which might be produced by the band alongside Unleashed collaborators Kevin Churko, Brian Howes and others. "I'm at all times just a little hesitant to say what it appears like, however Fight The Fury most likely impressed me to make the Skillet stuff just a little heavier as nicely — not screamy like Fight The Fury however undoubtedly heavy. It feels prefer it must be performed on the Super Bowl, followers with fists within the air, numerous area rock choruses, numerous melodic stuff. That would possibly change within the combine, however that's what it feels wish to me now, so we'll see the way it comes out."