The Falling In Reverse Song Ronnie Radke Inspired By Muse

The time signatures in Muse’s songs have become almost their trademark. Over time, band members, who love to re-interpret beats in their own way, have given odd examples of them so far. The musicians like to play their instruments outside the usual pattern and think outside the box when it comes to the rhythmic feel, and Muse is pretty successful in this regard.

Successfully infusing generally-unused time templates into their songs, Muse set an example for many bands with their unique approach to rhythm. One of these bands is Falling in Reverse. Frontman Ronnie Radke was really impressed by a shuffle beat he heard on one of Muse’s songs. In fact, he even used it in a track that would bring them a lot of success later on.

This song is ‘I’m Not a Vampire,’ released as the third single from Falling in Reverse’s debut album, ‘The Drug in Me Is You,’ which arrived in the summer of 2011. Like many of the songs on the album, Radke wrote this one, too, while serving time in prison for parole violation.

After the song was released, it received critical acclaim. One of the main reasons for this was the genius in the lyrics, while the other prominent reason was the way these lyrics were delivered. This is where Muse breezes come into play. One of the most admired aspects of the song was that the lines about drug trauma were conveyed to the audience with crushingly cheerful rhythm patterns and fast delivery. In an interview with Loudwire in 2012, the frontman revealed that this form of delivery was inspired by Muse.

“We got that from Muse,” the singer said, sharing the details about the song. “I got that in prison listening to that hit song by Muse; it’s so good, the shuffle beat. People in our genre don’t do that beat anymore; you never hear that in our genre, so I just wanted to add a little flare to it. The lyrics are about drugs and my past problems with drugs and the tongue and cheek way of looking at it like ‘come see how good I look’ or whatever. It’s like a rapper’s way of looking at things.”

Muse uses a lot of triplet subdivisions in its songs, which is characteristic of shuffle beats. It is played by splitting beats into triplet divisions rather than perfectly half. Rhythms divided into half are a time pattern that we are very familiar with, especially in rock, blues, and jazz songs, but it is a bit more challenging to carry the tune with triplets, and Muse is quite creative and talented in this sense.

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