Earlier this month, Wage War unleashed their new single "Low," a pummeling djent-inflected anthem that, as singer-guitarist Cody Quistad explained to us at the time, is "centered around experiences with depression and anxiety." "I've always found solace in listening to dark songs that find me exactly where I'm at," he said. "There's something comforting about knowing that someone has been through exactly what you're feeling, and hopefully that's what 'Low' is for someone."
Considering the sentiments he expressed, we asked him to contribute to our "Songs for Black Days" series, presented in partnership with Hope for the Day, in which artists share some of the music that has helped them through dark times. Below is what Quistad offered up.
At this point, I don't think it's much of a secret that I'm a huge country music fan. The "good ol' boy" in me definitely comes out in this song. It's a great song about perspective and being thankful for the little things and realizing that, despite setbacks, life really is good.
I'm sure this a common one, but the influence is undeniable. This song is an anthem to keep going when times get tough, and it helps that the song is just perfectly written. The melodies go right where you want them to!
This is one you just sing at the top of your lungs. The song feels like an anthem for the misunderstood and people who step out of their comfort zone to be different. There's comfort in knowing you're not alone.
This album came out on our first tour ever when we were making next to no money and sleeping in snowy Walmart parking lots. Needless to say, we had some low times on those first couple of tours, but this album was on HARD repeat. This song, in particular, offers so much hope and a look at the bigger picture.