Silverstein singer Shane Told jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to dish about the band’s latest LP, A Beautiful Place To Drown, which arrives on the emo-metal group’s 20th anniversary. Told discusses writing on synth and employing saxophone for the first time, knowing when to scream, and the importance of hope in a set of otherwise despair-filled lyrics. The new record takes a hard look at mental health and mass anxiety surrounding the current landscape, and even gives a history lesson on the Vietnam draft in a song called “Sept. 14”. We also get to hear about the album’s guests, which includes Aaron Gillespie from Underoath and Princess Nokia.
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Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.