Silverstein have released an alternate version of ‘Infinite’, capitalising on the success of the original track which appeared on their latest album A Beautiful Place To Drown, released in March.
The post-hardcore band shared the reiteration alongside a new music video, which features voicemail recordings from fans sharing their experiences of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reinvented version was recorded during the early stages of quarantine, with the worldwide pandemic giving new meaning to the album stand-out.
Paul Marc Rousseau, the band’s guitarist, revealed: “‘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”. The new version reiterates the band’s latest lyrical direction, with references throughout the album bringing to light the struggle of everyday mental health, now especially prevalent during this period of uncertainty the whole world is currently experiencing.
“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…The sadness I was experiencing was no longer abstract or personalised, it was something practically everyone on Earth was relating to in real time,” Rousseau said.
Clips from fans appear over footage of empty and eerie locations in Canada, Silverstein’s home base — scenes all too familiar in cities worldwide right now.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Watch the alternate version of ‘Infinite’ below:
Silverstein also released an alternate version of ‘Where Are You Now’ back in June, which also appears on A Beautiful Place To Drown. Watch the clip here: