HINDER singer AUSTIN WINKLER says their new album, "Welcome to the Freakshow" was inspired by "a really, really dark drug binge" he went through while recording the album. In fact, he says he went to rehab after finishing it.
HINDER singer AUSTIN WINKLER says their new album, "Welcome to the Freakshow" was inspired by, quote, "a really, really dark drug binge" he went through while recording the album.
--He adds, quote, "I think you can definitely hear the turmoil in my voice. As soon as we got the record done I went into treatment to get help, and it's interesting to go back and listen to it now.
--"Coming back, I have a whole new look on all of them and they mean something completely different to me now, too, so it's pretty cool. That's the beauty of music."
--Austin says you can hear it in the first single "Save Me" . . . quote, "I was kind of in the mind set of 'Get out of my face. I'm too far gone to be saved' kind of thing. I had a really nasty attitude in that song, but I had a blast singing and recording it."
(--Of course he did, he was high out of his mind at the time!)
(--You can listen to "Save Me", here. WARNING: There's UNCENSORED PROFANITY. "Welcome to the Freakshow" comes out on December 4th.)