- Giving In
Name = Giving In
from Album = Adema
Recorded = 2000 - 2001 in Los Angeles, CA
Length = 3:58
Producer = Bill Appleberry, Tobias Miller
Chart position =
Last single =
This single = "Giving In" (2001)
Next single = "
The Way You Like It" (2002)
"Giving In" is the first single to be released from the band,
Adema's self-titled debut album. "Giving In" is mostly credited as the song that made the band famous, and has been played at most of their live shows.
The song appears, on the surface, to be a metaphor for drug use. Lines such as "I'm giving into you" and "Family has tried to heal all my addictions" seem to strengthen this meaning, however Mark Chavez has stated that the song is about his bout with alcoholism and depression. Chavez stated that at one point he felt he was going to lose his record deal over booze and substances. He stated that the song was a way of him letting go.
"Giving In" is Adema's most successful song to date, receiving much airtime and helping sell over 600,000 copies of the debut albumFact|date=June 2007. The debut album was also their most successful album to date, which many attribute to this songFact|date=June 2007.
music videofor "Giving In" depicts the band playing, while Mark Chavezmoves through different rooms, as if on a conveyor belt. Most of the band's playing takes place in what looks to be an outdoor rooftopunder a dark sky. The rooms and scenarios that are shown while the band are playing include:
*A hotel room, with a man and a reluctant looking woman about to have
*A little girl, sitting on a rocking chair watching a violent movie.
*A woman in a glass tank
As the video progresses, certain changes take place. As the man and woman have sex, people, who are apprently either invisible or are meant to be there, stand around the bed watching the couple. A car crash takes place behind the little girl. A man starts kissing the woman in the water tank.
The video ends with the woman closing the door on the viewers.
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