On November 12, 2002, 3 Doors Down released their second album, Away From The Sun! This album has sold four million copies world wide, with three million of those being in the US alone! I could not find the exact chart ratings, but we did see it reached 110 on the End of Decade charts from Billboard 200. So by 2009, it was still up doing fairly well.
Its no surprise really, this album features a couple of the biggest 3 Doors Down songs in the band's history. One of which is, "When I'm Gone." We probably don't even need to talk about this one very much, but pretty much everyone over the age of five knows this song. Its beautiful, memorable and just asking someone to be there for you no matter what. What's not to love about that?
The other is "Here Without You", which has a bit more of a solemn, yet kind of sweet all at once. When you're on the road a lot, you're away from your loved ones more than you would like to be. This song expresses that lonely feeling you get even though you see thousands of faces every day. I was only nine when this album came out, and I remember this song very well, but definitely didn't catch onto the meaning at all until I got older. Chances are, many people can relate to that.
Something tells me this album came from a very low, depressed place. A lot of the songs on the album speak of loneliness or emptiness, and its definitely one of those albums you would turn on when you want to be reminded that others feel the same way sometimes.
Its a somewhat classic album that if you somehow have managed to not hear yet, we recommend you do so. This album is now fourteen years old, and 3 Doors Down has done a lot since then! They actually just released a brand new album, Us And The Night, and are going to appear at many festivals coming up very soon such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock,Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and Bands In The Backyard. They also will be going out on their own headlining tour in mid May! For further information, please visit 3 Doors Down's official website.
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