Exclusive Premiere: Silverstein’s New Song, “Intervention”

In our never-ending quest to provide you with the best music available, we present the Revolver Bootleg Series. Every month we’ll feature new, rare, and often exclusive music. This installment comes from the Toronto, Ontario post-hardcore group Silverstein. They release Rescue (Hopeless), their fifth studio album, on April 26, but they share one song off the album, “Intervention,” here. Vocalist Shane Told fills us in below.

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REVOLVER What’s this song about?
SHANE TOLD It’s about someone who has completely lost their way. Someone who knowingly made a decision that would deeply affect them and now is dealing with the consequences. A lot of people will think the song is about drug addiction. If that’s how they want to take it, it definitely applies, but the song to me is about a greater and wider picture.

Which part of it did you come up with first?
This song started with the main riff that is in the verses. Interestingly enough we recorded it first as a mid tempo drum part, then decided to do it all punk rock and fast drum wise.

What was the inspiration?
We wanted to write a super heavy in-your-face song that really punched you, but still had a big catchy chorus and some melody to it.

Was this an easy song to record?

This song was one of the most difficult to record! We kept arguing about where the accents should go in the bridge and we couldn’t decide on which guitar harmonies to do. I’d say of all the songs this caused the most in-studio drama, but I’m glad we hashed it out because I think it made the song a lot better.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
I’ve played the record for six to seven of my friends and all of them after the first listen said this was their favorite. I didn’t know my friends were all so tough!


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  • simon

    Awww <3 so good, so cold, so amazing.. Silverstein

  • Tyler

    This entire album is amazing. I’d even go on record to say it’s their best, even though I still love Discovering the Waterfront. Anyone who doubts me, wait till you hear it on the 26th and then judge. It’s honestly like they took everything awesome from Discovering the Waterfront and A Shipwreck in the Sand and the result is this. Album of the year by far from me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rhonette-Smith/652357614 Rhonette Smith

    holy cheese. this sounds amazing. <3

  • Romo Homesiick

    In My Opinion its their best Album. Great Job Guys

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524411415 Rene Gade

    shit, i miss their sound pre-bleeds no more. autotuned and metalcore riffing, whats going on ):

  • christoph

    aren’t these a bit too old now to be writing teen angst music


  • GothicGirl

    this is definatly going to be my fave album so far by these guys. i cant wait! =)

  • GothicGirl

    this is definatly going to be my fave album so far by these guys. i cant wait! =)

  • Evanrapencool

    Best Ever made Album in the World.