Silverstein to Release Concept Album in May
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:11:45
What a concept.
Those rockers in Silverstein will release their concept album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, which will be released worldwide on May 19 via Rise.
The album was recorded at the legendary Metal Works studio in Toronto.
I Am Alive In Everything I Touch is an album split into four chapters: "Borealis" (North), "Austeralis" (South), "Zephyrus" (West) and "Eurus" (East). Each track's setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs.
So, there are concept albums and there are concept albums. This is clearly the latter.
Vocalist Shane Told explained, "All the city clips we recorded, the transitions, and making sure the concept really worked and told this story of loneliness despite being surrounded by so much excitement. As much as I've put myself out there over all the records we've done, there's something more real about this one. At times I almost stopped myself and said, is this going too far? Am I going to say something I'm going to regret? And after taking a step back and a few breaks from writing, I decided I needed to do this."
No need to wait until May, though! You can hear a song now.
Check out "A Midwestern State of Emergency."
Now, see the track listing.
1. Toronto (abridged)
2. A Midwestern State of Emergency
3. Face of the Earth
4. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory
5. Buried at Sea
6. Late on 6th
8. The Continual Condition
9. Desert Nights
10. In the Dark
11. Je me Souviens
12. Toronto (unabridged)
Do you like or hate concept albums? Cool and creative or pretentious and pompous?