Formed as a rock band, Staind is an American rock group, formed in Springfield in 1995.
In the beginning, they consisted of Aaron Lewis – in charge of vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Mushok – lead guitar, Johnny April in charge with the bass and backing vocals, and Jon Wysocki as a drummer.
They started being active in 1995 and they are still present in the music industry.
Their most successful song is named It's Been Awhile, and was recorded by them in 2001. The song was produced by Josh Abraham and written by Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April, and Jon Wysocki.
It's Been Awhile was released in March 2001 and it is part of their album named Brak of the Cycle.
The song has a length of 4:25 minutes and belongs to the post-grunge, alternative rock, nu-metal, and alternative metal music genres, and it was a total success.
When released, the free It's Been Awhile piano sheet music became a number 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2001, and it spent some weeks there.
It was also the band’s single hit to reach the top 10.
The free It's Been Awhile piano sheets were very well received by the critics and public.
The song soon became a top 20 hit in many countries, like the UK, the Netherlands, and many more.
Because of its success, the song was used a lot in the media and featured as a playable track on the Nintendo video game named Donkey Konga 2.
The song has also an interesting story behind the lyrics, about the addiction and failed relationships of the main character.
It's Been Awhile was considered to be an acknowledgment of the past love life of the artist.
The music video of the hit was directed by Limp Bizkit and Fred Durst and begins with Aaron Lewis looking through photographs from his past.
Among those pictures, he finds one with his wife. The action of the video switches between scenes with Aaron writing a letter to his wife and Staind band's performing in a room full of candles.
The song has a sad story behind the lyrics but great lyrics and melody, so we recommend you to play it on your piano