After nearly a year of silence, Michigan’s Forest Green have decided that it’s time to re-emerge from the woodwork. The quartet has had plenty of time to build upon the emo-tinged brand of pop-punk that shone through on last year’s Dead Is Dead and that’s made abundantly clear just seconds into the track we’re sharing with y’all today — the blistering and tenacious “My Sinking Stone.” Forest Green has made leaps and bounds lyrically, trading in the tired and colloquial lyricism of their previous work for metaphors that are so ripe with imagery that you can’t help but get lost in it.
The chorus of this song soars in a way that I don’t think Forest Green was capable of at this time last year. It’s this huge and bombastic moment that comes to a crashing catharsis that sees the vocals transition from buttery smooth to gravelly and full of angst in a matter of seconds. There’s a pent-up aggression attached to the subject matter of the song, and brief catharsis pays off in spades. I couldn’t be more excited to share this song with y’all!
When asked to speak on the lyrical content of the song, Forest Green said “This song is about not being able to let go of what holds you back. Whether it be a past regret or a bad habit, I think we all hold on to something that drags us down. That’s life though, Letting go is one of the hardest things to do.”
You can listen to “My Sinking Stone” below.
“My Sinking Stone” was engineered and produced by Nick Diener at Oneder Studios in Saginaw, MI and is available for pay-what-you-want through Save Your Generation Records, here.