Five Finger Death Punch smashes the 500,000 sales barrier again with ‘A Little Bit Off’
Five Finger Death Punch’s hit song, A Little Bit Off, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in recognition of reaching the milestone of 500,000 certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.
The single is only the second track in the bands career to date to have achieved RIAA Gold Certification with the other being the bands cover of Bad Company which went on to achieve RIAA Platinum status in 2013.
The music video for the track which was released in June 2020, offers “a snapshot of unprecedented times” and sees frontman Ivan Moody wandering the deserted streets of Las Vegas amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The idea of the music video for ‘A Little Bit Off’ was conceptualised by 5FDP guitarist and founder Zoltan Bathory who at the time of the release of the bands F8 allbum said: “Our new record, ‘F8’, came out right at the exact moment COVID-19 smashed into western society and (naturally) all attention was diverted to the pandemic. It placed us in a difficult situation, where on one hand this is probably the best album we have ever made.”
“On the other, it felt insensitive to promote a record on full-tilt boogie while people were dying all across the world, businesses closed down, and the economy went face down in a ditch. “
“Since it affects all public events, and tours are cancelled for who knows how long, artists also became victims of the fallout. So we decided to make this video a snapshot of the unprecedented times and underline it with some humor to at least lighten the overall gloomy vibes. However, here we are today ready to release it… but thinking once again … is it insensitive to debut the video now that the world is on fire? I guess this will turn out to be the anthem for 2020… We are all ‘a little bit off today.’”