Freak on a Leash

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"Freak on a Leash"
Single by Korn
from the album Follow the Leader
ReleasedMay 25, 1999
Format
Recorded1998
Genre
Length
  • 4:27 (full version)
  • 4:15 (album version)
  • 3:46 (clean radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Korn singles chronology
"B.B.K."
(1998)
"Freak on a Leash"
(1999)
"Falling Away from Me"
(1999)
Korn singles chronology
Amy Lee singles chronology

"Freak on a Leash" is the fifth single off American nu metal band Korn's third studio album Follow the Leader. The song was released on May 25, 1999.

Freak on a Leash originally had an instrumental part of the song that was described as a "noisy guitar break". The part was taken after fans requested it not be put in.[4]

The music video for the song features a mix of animation and live performances.[5] It was directed by Todd McFarlane. The music video debuted on Total Request Live and was released on February 5, 1999.[6]

The music video won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Editing and Best Rock Video in 1999 and also won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wiederhorn, Jon (July 1, 2013). "Noisey vs. Metalsucks – Threaten My Family If You Must, But I Still Say Korn Rules". Vice.
  2. Chesler, Josh (May 18, 2015). "10 Nu-metal Songs That Actually Don't Suck". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  3. Grierson, Tim. "Top 10 Essential Alt-Metal Songs". About.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  4. "KoRn: Spin Pt. 1". Korn. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  5. "Korn To Mix Animation And Live Footage For New Video". MTV. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  6. "Korn "Freak" Video To Debut On Friday". MTV. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  7. "Korn, Lauryn Hill Among Early VMA Winners". MTV. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  8. "Santana Tops List With 10 Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-11-12.

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