| October–November 2014|
19 May 2015
| May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)|
Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario and The Post Office, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk
Silverstein albums, Post-hardcore albums
I Am Alive in Everything I Touch is the eighth studio album by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. The album was released on May 19, 2015 through Rise Records (worldwide) and New Damage Records (Canada).
Similar to A Shipwreck in the Sand (2009) and This Is How the Wind Shifts (2013), I Am Alive in Everything I Touch is a conceptual album penned by lyricist and lead vocalist Shane Told. The album is split into 4 chapters: "Borealis" (North), "Austeralis" (South), "Zephyrus" (West) and "Eurus" (East). Each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs. Told had this to say about the album:
The album was recorded with producer Jordan Valeriote.
On January 13, 2015 A music video for "A Midwestern State of Emergency" was released alongside the song's streaming release and coincided with the official announcement of I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. The music video was directed by Max Moore and produced by Nolan Cubero. The video begins with Shane Told (lead vocalist) in a bath of water, seemingly dead. He resuscitates as the music begins and the band can be seen playing throughout – with Told subsequently singing to himself in many places. The music video ends in the same place it begins, only with Told now on the floor spluttering water out.
A lyric video for the song "Milestone" was released on March 4, 2015. This video consists of footage from Silverstein's Discovering the Waterfront 10th anniversary tour as well as images of highways and buildings. This is all overlaid by the lyrics of the song. On May 11, the music video for "Face of the Earth" was released. On May 12, the album was available for streaming, and was released on May 19 on Rise. In November and December, the band are set to go on a co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Senses Fail and support from Hundredth and Capsize.
Jonathan Diener of Alternative Press said that the album's concept didn't "overshadow" the compositions. He named "A Midwestern State of Emergency" as the group's "best work", showing off their combination of screaming verses flowing into "huge singalong choruses". He also said that "Late on 6th" broke the flow so that "monotony never sets in".
The album was included on The Noise's "The 27 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far" list.
1Toronto (Abridged)0:46I Am Alive in Everything I Touch Wikipedia
2A Midwestern State Of Emergency3:35
3Face Of The Earth3:03