“Mountain” by Three Days Grace hits #1
“The Mountain” is the first single off Three Days Grace’s sixth studio album Outsider. The song peaked at number one on the BillboardMainstream Rock chart in March 201 and became Three Days Grace’s 13th number one on the chart while tying the record with Van Halen. The song is featured in the NBA 2K19 soundtrack.
In an interview with Digital Journal, bassist Brad Walst said “The Mountain” was originally written in September 2016 and about overcoming the daily difficulties in life. Three Days Grace’s drummer Neil Sanderson similarly told iHeartRadio that the song was about dealing with repetitive events that you have to complete and left without a choice.
The song was written by Neil Sanderson, Gavin Brown, Barry Stock, Brad Walst, Matt Walst and Johnny Andrews.
Digital Journal said “The Mountain” had “infectious riffs and strong hooks” alongside relevant and hopeful lyrics.
The band won the Rock Songwriters of the Year award for “The Mountain” on the 30th anniversary of the SOCAN Awards.