Bay Area, California metal band Dress The Dead have unveiled their new music video recently. You can watch the official video for their song “You Only Get Off When I Cry” below.
Vocalist Kayla Dixon commented:
This song hits home particularly hard for me. When writing the lyrics for ‘You Only Get Off When I Cry,’ it seemed more as if another part of me had completely taken over the process. That part of me said, ‘I’m in control now,’ and I had no other choice but to flow with what it was trying to tell me.
The song was produced by Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn who had the following to say:
‘You Only Get Off When I Cry’ blew me away the first time I heard it. The groove was so hard. Kayla dug down deep to come up with lyrics about a disturbing subject matter, and delivered it with a vocal performance that was quite frankly jaw-dropping!
Dixon commented on working with Flynn and how he helped shape the song:
When we entered the studio with Robb Flynn to record this one, the song was completely different and the lyrics were vague at best. Robb really inspired me to bring specificity to my suffering. So, I sat down and let the darkness consume me. This song is one last purge of all the negativity I’ve encountered in my life from childhood and through my adult life. We chose to release this song with the highest hopes that it reaches someone who needs to hear its message. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233.