Stand Atlantic have released a special video for a new song called “Drink To Drown” today. The band recently called for fans to share video clips showing what they were doing during quarantine and social distancing, which can now be seen below:
During the video’s premiere on YouTube, the band took time to answer fan questions during a live chat. After working on a new album for over a year, plans have now been shifted and postponed due to the current pandemic. With it being a very difficult and uncertain time for music, Stand Atlantic reached out to fans and opened up an honest dialogue about how we can go through this journey of uncertainty TOGETHER. Fans from across the globe sent the band their thoughts and with the clips put together for the final video, it’s clear it became a representation of the bravery of the unknown.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Bonnie Fraser explains, “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. Everyone is going through it all at once, we’re looking out for each other from afar and there’s something comforting about that which makes it feel like maybe this is all going to be ok. We also wanted to portray some positive aspects about the impacts of isolation. We had our fans across the world who are currently in isolation send us videos of themselves doing things they either never had time to do or have never even thought about doing, but now have the time to try them out. We hope this will spark creativity and solidarity to anybody who’s watching and has been affected by COVID-19.”
In February, the band released “Shh!”, which fans can stream on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music. The song and music video for “Hate Me (Sometimes) is out now.
Stand Atlantic, made up of Bonnie Fraser (vocals/guitar), David Potter (guitar), and Jonno Panichi (drums), launched into the international eye following 2018’s Skinny Dipping. The group’s blend of hard-charged rock and soaring pop melodies has earned them a home on international tours with the likes of New Found Glory, Neck Deep and State Champs – and critical accolades like a “Best International Breakthrough Band” nomination at the 2018 Heavy Music Awards and inclusion in Kerrang‘s highly coveted Hottest Bands of 2018. In 2019, they toured the US on a co-headlining tour with The Faim, and toured Europe opening for The Maine.