Silverstein share your struggles

Although the song is pessimistic, the video shows reasons to hold on and seek help; the power of music, the excitement of the fans, the communion of shared experiences.

It can be incredibly isolating to experience issues like anxiety, stress, depression and/or panic attacks. It’s hard for people who haven’t gone through anything similar to understand. Canadian rock band Silverstein are back with an intense new single, It’s Over, to let you know that they know how you feel.

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The band previously explored the experience of anxiety and isolation with different versions of their song Infinite: “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.”

Silverstein’s latest single, It’s Over, explores this in further detail. Guitarist Paul Marc Rosseau describes “those anxiety packed hours when you can’t feel anything but the low, steady crescendo of panic that eventually gets so intense your fingertips lose sensation. It’s hopeless to feel but pointless to endure. I didn’t learn anything from feeling that way. I just wanted it to stop.”

The lyrics describe the experience clearly: “nothing’s making sense/I’m running out of breath/my heart is beating faster and faster/it’s happening again/the walls are closing in/I’m trying to hold on but it feels like the end.”

Although the song is pessimistic, the video shows reasons to hold on and seek help; the power of music, the excitement of the fans, the communion of shared experiences.

Silverstein has more experience than most in that area as they recently celebrated the band’s 20th anniversary. During that time, they’ve risen from the underground to become a legendary band that inspires the next generation of musicians and fans.  

The band is currently touring North America, undertaking their postponed 20th-anniversary tour.

Do you need help?

Are you struggling? In the UK and Ireland, you can call Samaritans on 116 123 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
If you need to chat by text for mental health support, text SHOUT to 85258
Other international helplines a
re listed at befrienders.org