Stand Atlantic Released A New Single In Response To COVID-19 And I'm Here For It
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Stand Atlantic Released A New Single In Response To COVID-19 And I'm Here For It

Because we still need art even when we're quarantined.

88
Stand Atlantic Released A New Single In Response To COVID-19 And I'm Here For It

On April 1st, Stand Atlantic released a heart-wrenching piano ballad, "Drink to Drown," with lead singer, Bonnie Fraser, singing lyrics like, "What I would give / Not to be a concrete cloud / I'll deal with it just to savor it."

The music video that accompanies it features videos that fans submitted to the band. They show their lives in quarantine; some are celebrating birthdays, such as the young boy whose birthday wish is for the coronavirus to go away so that he could have a party, while others are making kombucha, playing the guitar, or catching up on sleep.

In the face of the coronavirus, the entertainment industry has come to a halt. Netflix has paused production on all of their television shows; as well, Warner Bros. has done the same for its more than seventy shows.

Yet artists and musicians are aware that there still is a need for entertainment. Many bands and musicians have live-streamed events from their own homes. Taking Back Sunday went live from their backyard on their Instagram stories two weeks ago; The Maine hosted an anniversary celebration of "You Are Ok" on YouTube on April 1st as well.

In an interview with Rocksound, Bonnie Fraser stated, "We're living through history right now and as scary and uncertain as this time may be, the one thing that has been so positive to see is how everyone has come together... We hope that this will spark creativity and solidarity to anybody who's watching and has been affected by COVID-19."

The chorus is the most haunting element of the song. "So pick your poison / I'm indifferent now / Do you still want me around, around?" Fraser's more tender side of her voice is shown through this song; the introduction starts with her softly singing, which is rare for the pop-punk singer, and builds into a more powerful gusto of emotion as the song goes on.

It is reminiscent of Paramore's "All I Wanted" in that respect yet less focused on uplifting guitar riffs and rhythm to ground it. It delves into the wounds of the coronavirus and what we have lost so far. With the music video though, the glimpses into people's lives during the quarantine offer that hope that everyone needs.

While we focus during their quarantines on how to become still and accept their realities, we are also facing what we've put off for so long. For me, I've wondered about what changes I should make to become happier. I've focused on music - retraining my voice, learning the ukulele, getting ready for my acoustic Cort guitar to arrive - because that's what has always made me happy.

Fraser is right - it is scary and uncertain right now in this world. By learning to focus on myself and my relationship to the world, I've asked myself hard-hitting questions such as, how do I define myself and how does my perception filter how I see what's happening right now? These questions seem daunting, but it reveals a part of myself that I never would've noticed before.

It's great that musicians like Stand Atlantic are still sharing songs with their fans in the face of this pandemic. We all could use a little piano, violins, and Fraser's voice to cheer ourselves up.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

601
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

3140
J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

14148
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

11481

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments