So Cold (song)
"So Cold" is a song by American post-grunge/alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin. It was released in March 2004 as the lead single from second album, We Are Not Alone. Despite never having reached the number 1 spot on the Mainstream Rock Chart, "So Cold" holds the record for the most weeks spent in the chart with 62 weeks. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA on the 25th of September 2015, the same day the bands debut album Saturate was certified Gold.
Background and writing
In an interview with Guitar World, Aaron Fink and Ben Burnley said that the movie 28 Days Later was an inspiration while writing the song because of its feeling of desolation.
The music video of "So Cold" was directed by Frank Borin. Its story takes place in the 19th century, judging by the style of clothing, and first shows a preacher standing at the edge of a swamp. The scene then shifts to a group of people walking in a forest. One man can be seen carrying a large stone with the Breaking Benjamin Celtic knot on it. The man, who is being punished for infidelity towards his wife, is shackled to the stone throughout the video and struggles to free himself from it. Towards the end, the group of people arrive at the swamp where the preacher stands. The man carrying the stone walks into the swamp and drowns. His wife appears in a black robe while the woman he cheated with wears a white robe.
||"So Cold (Radio edit)" ||Benjamin Burnley
Charts and certifications
So Cold EP
So Cold EP is an EP which was released on November 23, 2004. It was originally going to be titled the So Cold (Acoustic) EP. The EP contains 5 songs, three were recorded live, "So Cold (Live acoustic)", "Away" and "Breakdown" and two were studio recorded material, "Blow Me Away" and "Lady Bug". Kevin Soffera appears on the tracks "Away" and "Breakdown".
||"So Cold" (Live acoustic)
||"Blow Me Away"