Beartooth are back with a brand new banger Riptide. The Ohio rockers surprise dropped Riptide and an accompanying music video moments ago. Vocalist Caleb Shomo shared the following statement regarding the release, which he considers a 'fresh start' for Beartooth.
"Riptide is about trying to start a new chapter in life and trying to stop focusing on all of the negative things that have been surrounding my life for quite some time and me focusing on being healthier, happier, and having a better time with my life"
Watch the Dylan Marko Bell-directed video for Riptide.
Released by Red Bull Records today, Riptide sees Caleb Shomo put the pain of the past in the rearview mirror as he takes the steering wheel from fate to command his own destiny. The furiously courageous (almost unnervingly optimistic) song of self-empowerment is a victory lap. Riptide memorializes the struggle with mental health and self-acceptance, which has defined so much of Beartooth since its inception. Shomo started this band in his basement, playing all the instruments to challenge and purge inner darkness, purely for himself at first. As the band he assembled to play the songs travelled, they discovered how many people recognized the same demons. With Riptide he is leaving all those demons behind.
Just as people connect with and see themselves in Beartooth songs, Shomo share's a similar connection with the works of artists, speaking to Maniacs last year, Shomo revealed five songs he had been listening to as he coped with the chaos of 2021.