This month sees the release of Silverstein’s new single, Bankrupt. The track is an incendiary mix of melody and fury, with lyrics fuelled by the band’s reaction to the current news cycle.
Last year, the Canadian outfit had been due to embark on a worldwide tour to celebrate 20 years together. Then Covid-19 arrived and they were forced to postpone the tour. Instead, the band found themselves being driven to write new material, angry at what they were seeing unfolding in the news. “I don’t know how to feel anything but rage anymore. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer”, said guitarist Paul Marc.
Marc points to other issues, such as stagnant wages and rising housing and tuition costs as a source of the emotions that drove Bankrupt, adding “What are we supposed to do now? Looking out for one another on a community level is good, but changing a crooked system is better.”
Watch the video for Bankrupt: