Breaking Benjamin, "Give Me a Sign (Forever and Ever)"
Breaking Benjamin follows the thrashing urgency of "I Will Not Bow" with a potent scourge of a rock ballad in "Give Me a Sign (Forever and Ever)." The Pennsylvania band's longtime producer, David Bendeth, creates a thick, murky backdrop of compressed guitars and drums, over which lead singer/ songwriter Benjamin Burnley administers his studious angst. "Daylight dies, black out the sky/Does anyone care, is anybody there?" he mourns. His steeled vocal carries the gloom well, but there's also a palpable yearning for salvation whenever he soars toward the upper register or repeatedly shouts the song's title. Expect "Give Me a Sign" to follow the same path that "I Will Not Bow" did to No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart.-Monica Herrera