Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day: Stabbing Westward - Save Yourself

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Stabbing Westward - Save Yourself

With a video that matched their industrial goth aesthetic, “Save Yourself” by Stabbing Westward is their biggest hit to date and appeared on 1998’s aptly named Darkest Days. The band performs in a warehouse, surrounded by catacombs of ghoulish people in a highly dramatized nod to what actually inspired the song.

Lead singer and lyricist Christopher Hall has said that “Save Yourself,” was inspired by fans of the band, who deeply identified with their trauma based lyrics. They would often share stories of their own trauma with the band, which overwhelmed Chris. He then wrote “Save Yourself,” to explain that he did not have the answers they were looking for and was still sorting out his own life.

Christopher did an interview where he addressed that yes, the song sounds like it’s coming from a selfish “you’re on your own,” perspective but what he feels he actually meant was that we are the only ones who can save ourselves as a means of encouragement. And yes, they’re still releasing music to this day with their most recent record dropping in 2020.

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