"Unstable" is the first single released from the Adema album, Unstable. It was released on June 23, 2004.
The lyrics in this song appear to be about a dysfunctional relationship.
The lyrics depict a lack of communication and a sense of madness from his relationship. They are also known for being catchier than some of Ademas earlier attempts, and also featuring less profanity, resulting in the songs high airplay, which helped boost the album's sales.
10,000 copies of this single were sold in the first three weeks, making in Adema's second most successful single to date, bar Giving In
. This song is also one of Adema's most popular songs among fans, being one of the songs played at almost every show. The song is also featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL 2004
The music video depicts the band playing in a desert like location, with sandy gusts of wind billowing around them. The video occasionally cuts away to Mark Chavez
, the lead vocalist, as he runs through a windy location, storm clouds everywhere, with a female floating around him. In the end, Chavez is lying on a roof protected from the wind. He reaches out to try and catch the female from driting away. In the end of the video, the house that Mark was lying on explodes, and quick-cuts of Mark Chavez and the woman holding hands are shown.
The video was shot in a week, and has had the highest airplay out of all of Adema's singles to date. It was directed by Kevin Kerslake.