The 2006 smash hit single "Face Down," a timeless and scathing indictment of domestic violence, was RIAA certified 5X Platinum on January 12, 2023. "Face Down" was written by RJA lead singer, Ronnie Winter, who witnessed firsthand the lifelong effects domestic violence has on abuse victims and their families. Since its initial release more than 15 years ago on the band’s RIAA certified Platinum debut album Don’t You Fake It (2006), "Face Down" has helped a countless number of domestic violence victims and survivors find their voices and work to escape abuse.
"Face Down" has an enduring legacy of positive impact, with over 366 million streams on Spotify and over 125 million views of its original music video on YouTube alone. In 2022 Billboard named it one of the "Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time," and fans of RJA and "Face Down" began an outpouring of support for the new Symphonic Edition of the song leading up to its release on October 21, 2022, with the TikTok announcement video alone generating more than 2.6 million views and thousands of comments in less than a week. In addition to many stations still spinning the original version, the Symphonic Edition version has climbed to #42 (and rising) on the US Alternative Radio charts.
Watch "Face Down" Music Video (released 2006):
“Face Down is a song I’d play until I’m 96 years old because it’s based on the experience of my brother and I growing up with domestic violence. The number of people who’ve reached out to us since Face Down came out is staggering and it shows just how many people experience abuse,” said RJA’s front man, Ronnie Winter. “The Symphonic Edition focuses on the ‘new life she has found,’ which is also my family’s experience. So, it’s about healing and how it’s hard and messy, but it happens and it’s worth working towards.”
Watch "Face Down (Symphonic Edition)" Music Video (released October 28, 2022):
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Billboard Charts-topping band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (RJA) released a new symphonic version of their RIAA certified 5x Platinum hit Face Down on all streaming platforms Friday, October 21. Face Down (Symphonic Edition) is a stirring, emotional follow-up to the original hit, both timeless and scathing indictments of domestic violence and its devastating impacts. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is partnering with leading digital domestic violence resource, DomesticShelters.org, throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month and onward to raise awareness about domestic violence and share free resources for people experiencing abuse.
The band is celebrating the Anniversary of their Multi-Platinum debut album “Don’t You Fake It” (one of Alt Press Most Influential Emo Albums) and their 5x Platinum single "Face Down" (video / audio / lyrics), a timeless and scathing indictment of domestic violence. Warped tour kids grew up on RJA, (who are hailed by Alt Press as one of the most influential EMO bands), and now the next generation of their fans are discovering "Face Down," which RJA has taken to the next level with this modern and reimagined version of this dramatic and emotive song that hasn’t lost its potency on shedding a light on domestic violence.
The partnership between The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and DomesticShelters.org is designed to help lift the voices of survivors and increase awareness of resources available to victims of domestic violence and their families, friends and community. DomesticShelters.org provides the largest searchable database of domestic violence shelters and programs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as one of the most extensive sources of educational content, such as comprehensive guides, videos and articles.
“Oftentimes the difference between a victim of abuse staying and leaving is as simple as knowing that abuse is wrong and that they don’t deserve it,” said Ashley Rumschlag, CEO and President of Theresa’s Fund, the 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates DomesticShelters.org. “Face Down has created that ‘change mindset’ for so many. When you combine that with access to the powerful information on DomesticShelters.org, it’s a recipe for potentially lifesaving change in someone’s life.”
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DomesticShelters.org is a service of Theresa's Fund, an Arizona-based 501(c)3 non-profit charity started in 1992 by Preston V. McMurry, Jr. Launched In 2014, DomesticShelters.org provides the first and most extensive searchable digital database of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as one of the largest sources of resources, tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence. DomesticShelters.org is also the host of the Purple Ribbon Awards, the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement.