Torn to Pieces
“Torn to Pieces”
Single by Pop Evil
from the album Onyx
7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
Dave Bassett, Leigh Kakaty
Pop Evil singles chronology
“Deal with the Devil”
“Torn to Pieces”
“Torn to Pieces” is the third single by American rock band Pop Evil from Onyx, the third studio album from the ensemble.
2 Critical reception
3 Music video
4 Chart performance
The tune deals with the loss of lead vocalist Leigh Kakaty’s father. Per a social media initiative started by the band, fans were asked to submit photos representing what the tune meant to them. Regarding the song, lead vocalist Leigh Kakaty states “There’s nothing more haunting & torturous to the human soul than the feeling of losing someone close to you without saying goodbye”.
The Chattanooga Pulse states that the song is “destined for the type of hardwon ubiquity earned by “Last Man Standing,” “Monster You Made” and the Mick Mars collaboration “Boss’s Daughter”” while Alessandra Donnelly of EOne Entertainment describes the tune as “a slow, brokenhearted ballad with a simple, catchy melody that flows into an emotional solo”. The Valley Beat goes on to say that “though they resemble the likes of one of their previous ballads, “Monster You Made”, they still have enough balls to fit right in on this record”.
The video was directed by Swedish director Johan Carlen.
In a matter of just over a month, the song went from being No. 1 most added to No. 13 on Active Rock.[clarification needed]
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)
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