Back in May of 2008, 3 Doors Down released their fourth studio album, and named it after themselves! This self titled album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one and sold over 154,000 copies in the first week.
The lead single from this album, "Its Not My Time", is one of the songs that instantly comes to mind when we think of 3 Doors Down. Its catchy, and its all about living your life and not giving up without giving it your all. That's something we can always get behind.
Another song that really stood out to us was also a single for this album. The song is, "Let Me Be Myself", and the title does sort of say it all.
It tells the story of losing yourself in a way, just to please someone else. Its asking that person to just let them be themselves for once, and that's something very important. Everyone deserves to be themselves, and this song expresses that normal human need. I think people could play this song when they just need to express themselves, and maybe it would make them feel better.
While the whole album is good, the last track we would like to mention is "It's The Only One You've Got." The song flat out tells you that you have to try, and you can't let your fears stop you in this life. The past is in the past, and you've got one life -so live it. It sounds incredibly cliche' when we write about it, but the song expresses this in a rather beautiful manner. Go listen to it.
While you're at it, be sure to check out the album they released just three years later, Time Of My Life, and get excited for their upcoming album, Us And Them. The album comes out on March 11. Another exciting thing is all of the performances they have coming up. They will be doing a free show on March 20 in Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. A couple weeks later, they will go out on tour! The tour goes from April 8 through May 13, and in the mist of that tour will be several festival performances. They will be playing at Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock,Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and Bands In The Backyard.
For further information, head over to the 3 Doors Down official website and the respective festival websites.
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