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With their new album A Beautiful Place To Drown due to drop in a month, Silverstein are lifting the lid on the record’s blistering opener ‘Bad Habits’ alongside a stunning music video today.
Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau explains 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.”
Vocalist Shane Told adds, “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 (Intervals) comes in shredding and just puts it over the top.”
‘Bad Habits’ highlights Silverstein’s signature blend of aggression and melody, and includes a mind-melting guitar solo from Intervals’ Aaron Marshall. The contribution on ‘Bad Habits‘ is one of the many stellar guest spots on the album, with appearances from Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, and perhaps most surprisingly, hip hop fireband Princess Nokia all indicating the band’s wide-reaching impact and their ability to reach listeners in all worlds of music.
Consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing in the post-hardcore space, Silverstein have cemented their status as career legends over the past two decades.
On their ninth studio album, the Ontario-based five-piece explore 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.
The release comes as part of the Silverstein’s 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, including a worldwide touring schedule with over 40 dates slated throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. The band will be pulling out all the stops to honour their entire catalogue in the live setting, performing three sets at each show: their seminal 2005 full-length, Discovering The Waterfront, in full, a stripped-down acoustic section, and a careering-spanning batch of fan favourites. Full itinerary and tickets HERE.
A Beautiful Place To Drown is out Friday March 6 via UNFD.
1. Bad Habits ft. Intervals
2. Burn It Down ft. Caleb Shomo
3. Where Are You
4. Infinite ft. Aaron Gillespie
5. Shape Shift
6. All On Me
7. Madness ft. Princess Nokia
8. Say Yes
10. September 14th
11. Coming Down
12. Take What You Give ft. Pierre Bouvier