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Flipping The Bird With BERT McCRACKEN From THE USED

Flipping The Bird With BERT McCRACKEN From THE USED

Update: 2022-11-17
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Rock upstarts The Used have always approached life and music with a youthful exuberance that has translated to their massive fan base and seen their brand of music endure over nine albums since their inception in 2000.
Following the release of Heartwork Deluxe last year, which featured collaborations with artists such as Travis Barker, Jason Aalon Butler and Caleb Shomo, The Used are now ready to release more new music, coming at you dripping with attitude in the shape of new single Fuck You.
It is as much a statement of intent as it is a throwaway remark for The Used, but to find out the deeper meaning behind the track HEAVY tracked down frontman Bert McCracken for clarification.
Needless to say we got none.
"It's basically a love letter to all of our fans from the heart," he said of the song, struggling to hold back the laughter. "There's a little bit of a fuck you inside of that, and I think it's good to release the demons, especially after the horrific time we had during the pandemic. It's cathartic to say it out loud."
The film clip is another work of magic, featuring live footage, babies and the traditional bird, with McCracken explaining it is kind of a homage to the bands early work.
"Our very first video ever was for A Box Full Of Sharp Objects which had live video footage of us hanging out and playing live and we wanted to recreate that. I think it's a really awesome thing to see a band backstage having fun with each other and hanging out. It's a side you don't get to see."
In the full interview, Bert talks about the warning that comes with the music video, the intended audience Fuck You is aimed at, new music, the deluxe version of Heartwork, why bands put out deluxe editions of albums, the collaborations on the album and which one he enjoyed most, playing the recent When We Were Young Festival, possible Australian tour dates and more.
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Flipping The Bird With BERT McCRACKEN From THE USED

Flipping The Bird With BERT McCRACKEN From THE USED

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