Profoundly sensitive rockers Staind have chosen "Epiphany" as the next single from their third album, Break The Cycle. The emotive acoustic ballad is expected to surface in mid-April, according to an Elektra Records spokesperson.
"Epiphany" follows previous Break the Cycle singles "Fade," "For You" and the album's breakthrough track, "It's Been Awhile." A video for the song, which Fred Durst will direct, is forthcoming.
The band returned from a European tour in February, and singer Aaron Lewis has spent the downtime with his son and wife. Meanwhile, guitarist Mike Mushok has been contemplating Staind's new album and fiddling around with some new riffs he created while on the road. Mushok employed a similar creative technique while touring behind 1999's Dysfunction to come up with songs for Break the Cycle.
Since its release last May, Break the Cycle has sold more than 4.5 million copies, according to SoundScan, making it one of last year's top sellers.
Although Staind have no immediate plans to head back on the road, fans jonesing for a live fix can get their fill with the Family Values Tour 2001 LP, to which Staind contributes two tracks and Lewis appears on three other songs recorded during last year's outing (see "Aaron Lewis Assists STP, Linkin Park On Family Values CD").
For a feature interview with Staind, check out "Staind: Emotional Rescue."