Silverstein has shared new track Bad Habits which highlights Silverstein’s signature blend of aggression and melody along with a mind-melting guitar solo from Intervals’ Aaron Marshall.
This year Silverstein are celebrating their 20th anniversary, a rare milestone for any band but even more impressive for one that’s been as consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing as the Ontario-based post-hardcore legends.
The band are celebrating their anniversary with a year with an extensive touring schedule and the release of their ninth studio album, A Beautiful Place To Drown, due out Friday 6 March 2020 UNFD. It’s an album that fittingly encapsulates the best of Silverstein while pushing their sound into daring new territory.
Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau explained the song’s themes saying, “This record largely deals with the feeling of defeat that can come from trying to overcome your demons, but ‘Bad Habits’ turns that upside down. It’s resigned rather than aspirational. ‘Bad Habits’ is a banger that takes place in that sliver of daylight between recognition and regret. After action, but before reaction. For these three minutes, we’re embracing the devil on our collective shoulder.”
Silverstein vocalist Shane Told shares “When we finished putting together ‘Bad Habits’ I knew it was going to be a fan favourite. This song is action-packed and just plain fun. It’s a rush of adrenaline and then Aaron from Intervals comes in shredding and just puts it over the top.”
Marshall’s contribution to Bad Habits is one of many guest features on A Beautiful Place To Drown—Silverstein may be proud torchbearers of the emo and post-hardcore scenes but appearances from artists as varied as Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, and perhaps most surprisingly, hip hop fireband Princess Nokia, are indicative of the band’s wide-reaching impact and their ability to reach listeners in all worlds of music.
A Beautiful Place To Drown captures this appeal in its dynamic range of sounds and styles, all made cohesive by the performances of vocalist Shane Told, guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler. Silverstein pushed themselves lyrically as well, exploring the mental duress that seems to be inextricable from the personal and societal challenges of modern life, often focusing on external perspectives and even political elements without losing the band’s trademark intimacy. A Beautiful Place To Drown is sure to please old fans and new ones alike, proving exactly why Silverstein remains a vital and powerful voice in punk rock and beyond.