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"Coming for You" is a song by the American punk rock band the Offspring. It was premiered on Radio Contraband on January 30, 2015,[2][3][4] and posted on YouTube and made available for digital download the same day.[5] "Coming for You" is the Offspring's second official new release (following the 2014 covers EP Summer Nationals) since Days Go By (2012).[6] The single climbed on various Billboard rock charts, reaching No. 1 on Mainstream Rock (the band's first since "Gone Away" in 1997), top 20 on Alternative Songs, and top 25 on overall Hot Rock Songs.

"Coming for You"
Coming for You by The Offspring.jpg
Single by The Offspring
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2015
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
GenrePunk rock[1]
Length3:49
LabelTime Bomb
Songwriter(s)Dexter Holland
Producer(s)Bob Rock
The Offspring singles chronology
"Turning into You"
(2012)
"Coming for You"
(2015)
"Sharknado"
(2016)

At first it was uncertain if "Coming for You" would be a one-off single or would appear on the band's upcoming tenth studio album,[7][8] but a tweet from frontman Dexter Holland heavily implied the album was in an unfinished state.[9] The Offspring toured worldwide in support of the single.[5] The song was named the official theme song for the WWE Elimination Chamber 2015.

Shortly after the song's release, Noodles created a guitar lesson for the song, and Pete Parada created a drum lesson for the song.

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VideosEdit

Accompanying the song's release was a video featuring still photos of the band performing at various venues and festivals around the world, interspersed with crowd shots.[1] On March 18, 2015, the official music video was released. The video features a fight club, but with clowns. The band does not appear in the video.

ReceptionEdit

In a positive review, Zumic.com called the song a "mid-tempo punk anthem" with "aggressive distorted guitar chords." It also commented, "thick bass lines are strong, and drummer Pete Parada’s power behind the kit is relentless. The tune sounds fresh and alive, and proves that the band can still deliver high energy punk anthems."[1] By mid April, "Coming For You" climbed to No. 1 on US Mainstream Rock, the band's second after "Gone Away".

Chart performanceEdit

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "COMING FOR YOU" – THE OFFSPRING (OFFICIAL YOUTUBE AUDIO STREAM + LYRICS) Zumic.com. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Offspring To Debut New Single In January". thepunksite.com. December 29, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Offspring to Debut New Single January 30". restless-press.com. December 26, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "The Offspring Tease New Single #comingforyou". AbsolutePunk.net. January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  5. ^ a b The Offspring Debut New Song ‘Coming For You': Listen KROQ. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Offspring Teases New Album". projectbackstage.com. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Offspring release and stream 'Coming For You' single". punktastic.com. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Media: The Offspring: "Coming for You"". Punknews.org. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/offspring/status/563424248916492288
  10. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Offspring Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  15. ^ "Alternative Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  18. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.