Silent Planet have released a new single/video, “Share the Body”. “This song is a tribute to the many people I’ve met who struggle with opioid addiction,” frontman and lyricist Garret Russell explains. “I hope it can speak into the past trauma or present reality of addicted persons, and push them to get help before their need takes everything.” “Share the Body” is the latest single, following “Vanity of Sleep” and “Northern Fires”, from Silent Planet’s upcoming album When The End Began, due out 11/2/18 via Solid State Records.
Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction by playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the United States. Over the past 9+ years, the band gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master’s degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. As a result of their continued momentum, Silent Planet took home the “Underground Band of the Year” award at the 2017 APMA awards.
Produced by Will Putney, When the End Began captures Silent Planet’s aggressive live sound while retaining their more exploratory ambient elements. Along with Russell’s poignant lyrics, the band had a plethora of talent and skills to draw on for the new record. From the dynamic range of bassist Thomas Freckleton, to the progressive drumming of Alexrene Camarena and the diverse arrangements of primary song architect and guitarist Mitchell Stark, Silent Planet have managed their most deliberate, cohesive effort to date.
Speaking to the new record, Silent Planet say, “We want to connect and grow. These song are our way of giving back to so many of those who have given to us. On tour, we’ve met people isolated by bigotry, marred by addiction, scarred by loss – these songs are for them and anyone else grappling with these situations.”
“Hope doesn’t have to be an abstract concept,” they continued. “It can be an embodied reality.”