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Dark Places is a song from Hollywood Undead's fourth album, Day of the Dead.

J-Dog spoke to Artist Direct about the track. "We wrote that at my house. I produced it. It's the same shit from the frustrations of what we used to have back in the day. We used to say and do whatever we wanted, but you get sidetracked when you have people who are down your ear constantly telling you, 'You're going to be rich' and 'You need bigger and more popular songs.' It goes to your head because you think that might happen. You have so many people in your ear steering you in the wrong direction. It's hard to not listen sometimes. When we were writing that song, it was like, 'Fuck you, I'm going to say whatever I want on this song. No one is going to get us to go anywhere but us.' Everyone took their own frustration they had and talked about it. On my voice, I'm referring to the music industry. Johnny and Charlie are talking about totally different things. You worked your fucking ass off, and it could be over any day. It's just over and done because some guy in a suit doesn't want to put your record out."

Johnny 3 Tears also spoke to Artist Direct about the track. "I still listen to Eminem a lot. He was always ragging on the industry and his label. You go, 'Whatever that's about, it sounds good!' Now that I've experienced the industry itself and how clique-y everything can be, we wanted to convey our frustrations. That's my take on it anyway."

The meaning of each verse was revealed in the interview. J-Dog wrote his verse about the music industry. Johnny 3 Tears wrote his verse about their former label, A&M/Octone. The reason Charlie Scene wrote his verse was left undisclosed in the interview for unknown reasons.

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