With their ninth studio album A Beautiful Place To Drown out in full this Friday, hardcore legends Silverstein are lifting the lid on one last taste with the release of “Madness” ft. Princess Nokia.
Silverstein vocalist Shane Told says the track was created during a stay in New York, “We’d seen Princess Nokia mention that she was a fan of ours and we had to chance to hang out last time we were in NYC and just hit it off. ‘Madness’ was one of the early songs we had musically and it kept evolving until we knew it needed a strong female voice on it to put it over the top,” he explains. “The first person we thought of was Princess Nokia. She had an amazing take on the vibe and meaning of the song and absolutely killed the verse. She’s such a talented and kind person, it was amazing to collaborate with her.”
Princess Nokia added that the collaboration built on her long-time admiration of the band, saying:
“Working on this record was really special to me because I’ve been a fan of this band since I discovered their first two albums. Silverstein holds a special place in my heart. Their first two albums were the soundtrack to my adolescence. They later were an inspiration in the making of my record ‘A Girl Cried Red’. Through the release of that record came the introduction of the band when they invited me to their show in New York. Being asked to be a feature in this album was nothing short of amazing. I appreciate the guys for the opportunity and for wanting to include me in this era of their work. It’s been a really full-circle experience and I cherish it dearly.”
The release of A Beautiful Place To Drown comes amid a mammoth worldwide 20th Anniversary tour for Silverstein. With support from Four Year Strong and I The Mighty, the band just kicked off the North American leg which will take in over 30 shows until April. Full itinerary and tickets HERE.
A Beautiful Place To Drown is out this Friday, March 6 via UNFD.