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.
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!