Ever since they announced their signing to UNFD in 2019, Canadian post-hardcore outfit Silverstein have grown from strength to strength. They’ve consistently shown that even after 20 years together, the band are still pulling out some of their best material with their latest album, A Beautiful Place To Drown (our review here).
While Silverstein’s 20th anniversary world tour may have halted, the band instead took this time and used it productively by getting back into writing new music. ‘Bankrupt’ is the band’s brand new single and it is probably my song of the week — no wait, more like THE SONG OF THE MONTH! The track is the band’s own reflection of the current state of the world and is quite politically driven, with guitarist/songwriter Paul Marc Rousseau sharing:
“I don’t know how to feel anything but rage anymore. The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Wages are stagnant, tuition costs are rising, jobs are being automated/off-shored, costs of a home are laughable in most major cities. The walls feel like they’re closing in and escape is starting to feel impossible. Two-faced leaders and greedy elected officials line their pockets while stripping funding for the programs that we actually need. What are we supposed to do now? Looking out for one another on a community level is good, but changing a crooked system is better.”
Pulling in explosive energy from all areas with hard-hitting riffs and soaring vocals by frontman Shane Told, ‘Bankrupt’ is enough proof that Silverstein are still in top form and in their prime this year. Absolutely killing it guys!