Day of the Dead is the first single from the band's fourth album, Day of the Dead. The music video for the song was released on March 17th, 2015.
J-Dog spoke to Artist Direct about the song. "We were at the studio writing together. All of us are big fans of rock and metal music. We wanted to do a heavier track. We were sitting down and messing around with guitar riffs. We were talking about making a song that was like an anthem for Hollywood Undead. We started talking about the Day of the Dead not in the Halloween sense—just an anthem for Hollywood Undead. One by one, that track fell into place. When you listen to the lyrics, it's like we never did something like that since our first record. We wanted to do something that represented our unity and the fans together."
Charlie Scene spoke to Artist Direct about the song. "We got the music down perfectly. We tried to figure out a concept and were doing melody ideas. That one took a while. In the studio, I was taking a piss. The melody and 'Day of the Dead' hit me then. Usually, that's when all my best ideas come. It came to me while I was pissing. I went out there, finished up my piss, and ran it by the fellas. After that, the song was finished within hours. It describes the vibe of Hollywood Undead and our music. It's got the creepiness and heaviness. It's our band and music in one song."
Johnny 3 Tears spoke to Artist Direct about the track. "It's definitely a call-to-arms. Hollywood Undead fans are very particular. On every record, I like to utilize that and single them out. A lot of bands have fans who aren't as involved in the band. You've got guys who like Grateful Dead and 'Dead Heads' who follow the band around. 'Day of the Undead' is geared to the true Hollywood Undead fan who lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes Hollywood Undead. It's an aggressive song. It's what we feel being a member of Hollywood Undead is and communicating it to the fans, so they can feel more of a part of it as well. On our last record, we tried to make a very melodic record and make everything as beautiful as possible, but beauty often comes from ugliness. That's one of the things we wanted to convey on 'Day of the Dead.' You can talk about ugly things and still make them pretty. For me, it was like Undead with a better melody and some flamenco guitar tossed in to add that touch to it. It was my favorite to work on, on the record."
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