In its 3rd week at the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, Stone Sour’s latest hit “Song #3” off of their new album Hydrograd is promising to be one of the band’s future classics.
Although we’ve been spinning it for a little over a month here at the Buzz, I found a whole new appreciation for the song when I saw a video released yesterday of Stone Sour playing an acoustic version at Sphere Studios in California, where Hydrograd was recorded. In this intimate performance, filmed in black and white, we get a stripped down version of “Song #3” that really drives home the sensitivity of what is, at its core, a love ballad. It’s a moment of vulnerability that made me realize the true emotion of the song’s lyrics that can sometimes get lost in drum fills and power chords.
Check out the video below, and if you like what you hear, click on over to Stone Sour’s website here!