Canadian post-hardcore darlings Silverstein have shared an alternative version of ‘Infinite’, a single from their latest album, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’.
Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau has discussed the new version of ‘Infinite’ and how the song’s evolving meaning.
“‘Infinite’ was born in the black hole of anxiety—unable to remember ‘normal,’ the fear of not knowing when the feeling will end, or if it will end at all. I think everyone has experienced that type of anxiety to some extent, and for me being locked down in the early stages of Covid-19 poured gas on the fire. Facets of anxiety that once felt difficult to name or truly pin down slowly became concrete, tangible things. The sadness I was experiencing was no longer abstract or personalized, it was something practically everyone on Earth was relating to in real-time. As days became weeks and weeks became months, it was hard, if not impossible, to see any light at the end of the tunnel. I love the album version of ‘Infinite.’ It screams into the void. It captures the emotional and physical frustration, the anger of being trapped in an anxious loop. But as of late, I feel more sadness than anger, and I thought ‘Infinite’—which for months now has felt more relevant than I ever could have known—could be rearranged to feel more like I feel.”
You can listen to the alternative version of ‘Infinite’ below.
The band’s tenth album, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’, is out now through UNFD.