Punk rock favorites Rise Against have released their new song “Nowhere Generation (Ghost Note Symphonies),” which serves as a a stripped-down, reimagined take on their recently revealed new single “Nowhere Generation” — watch the official video below.
Today’s announcement reads, “Produced by Bill Stevenson, Andrew Berlin, and Chris Beeble, and recorded in August 2020 at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO, Rise Against – Tim McIlrath/ vocals, rhythm, guitar, Joe Principe/bass, Brandon Barnes/drums, and Zach Blair/guitar – was joined by musicians on violin, viola, cello, upright bass, and piano, instruments one wouldn’t expect on a Rise Against album, but that offer a fresh dynamic to the song.”
The message continues, “This is not the first time Rise Against has transformed one of its fiery punk rock songs into a beautifully orchestrated acoustic presentation. Twenty-eighteen saw the release of Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol 1, a creative endeavor where the band reimagined their music in a way no one expected. The stripped-down orchestration was raw and revealing lyrically while powerful and compelling musically.”
Vocalist/lyricist McIlrath adds, “Any good song should be able to be stripped down to an acoustic guitar and played around a campfire. ‘Nowhere Generation’ struck us as one of those songs and we returned to the Blasting Room last year after finishing the album to track an acoustic version that we included as the B-side of a limited edition seven inch. To make it happen, we called up our Ghost Note string players and changed the feel. We gave it ‘The Ghost Note Symphonies’ unplugged treatment to re-create the same song but with a completely different vibe.”
Rise Against’s new album, ‘Nowhere Generation,’ drops on June 4, 2021 through their new home at Loma Vista Recordings (pre-order / pre-save here).
Photo by Jason Siegel
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