Pinegrove have unveiled new song "Respirate" as the second preview of their upcoming album 11:11.
Singer/guitarist Evan Stephens Hall said of the new track, "With "Respirate", I was thinking about the opportunity we had in the chaos Covid brought to redesign society so that it works well for more people, but that instead what's unfolding is a doubling down on the same bent and venal structures that have resulted in so much inequity in the first place. So, how can we compassionately respond to such cold and blatant greed? How can we make sure to look out for one another in the absence of meaningful leadership and materially significant policy? We've been stranded but we will look out for each other - what choice do we have? The song is a reminder that we're in this together."
Speaking about the record, frontman Evan Stephens Hall explained, "Calling the record 11:11 should be a heartening statement, though there’s certainly a range of emotion across the album. There’s much to be angry about right now, and a lot of grief to metabolize. But hopefully, the loudest notes are of unity, collectivity, and community. I want to open a space for people to feel all these things."
He added, "It spends equal time on optimism, community, reaffirming our human duty to look out for one another even in the absence of the people we expect to do those things. What if we have to be our own salvation?"