BEARTOOTH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “THE SURFACE” & SHARE “MIGHT LOVE MYSELF” VIDEO
2023 has already been a huge year for Beartooth, not only have they completed their biggest and most successful UK & European headline tour, which included headlining Wembley Arena, a 2-month US Co-Headline tour with Trivium and some massive festival slots along the way, they have also just announced the details of their fifth studio album “The Surface” and given us another taste of it in the form of single and video “Might Love Myself”. It’s no secret that singer and main songwriter Caleb Shomo has battled demons in the past as he has laid it out for all of us to see through Beartooth’s lyrics, however the past few singles have represented a shift in perspective for Shomo and he is intent on putting out more positive energy through his music. This change has been represented visually with the band using a different vibrant colour theme with every new release and perhaps unintentionally (or intentionally?) coinciding with the release of the Barbie movie, ‘Tooth’s latest single “Might Love Myself” is going with a bright pink look. The song’s themes centre around self love and focussing on the positive rather than the negative in your life and musically has more of a poppier sound than past releases with catchy melodies, head bopping rhythms and funked up guitar licks, however it wouldn’t be a Beartooth song if they didn’t throw in at least some big riffs in there and the breakdown definitely doesn’t disappoint on that front either! If you have followed Caleb’s journey through his career in music, it’s a beautiful thing to see him finally reach a stage in his life where he seems genuinely happier and he is rewarding fans with music that represents who he is as well as putting out positive messages that are sure to resonate with a lot of people.
Speaking on the song Shomo says: “I truly believe mental health starts with a healthy relationship with one’s self. Self love was something I never believed would be a part of my life. I would focus on my depression and my sadness, believing those part of me were always the most prominent in my mind. But through hard work comes results. Self love had to be a choice, it can’t be an emotion. Emotions are fleeting and can change with a sunset or a single word. Choosing to put your own health (mentally and physically) as the highest priority in your life has been the only path I’ve found to self love. It helped me realize what I’m capable of, how strong I am, and that progress is more important than any immediate fix to my emotions. This song is about the first moment I realized something was significantly shifting in my life.”
Check out the video for “Might Love Myself” here:
Beartooth’s brand new album The Surface will be released on October 13th via Red Bull Records. The record reflects an intensely personal and powerful journey for Shomo as he describes: “Beartooth’s entire discography has been snapshots of my inner monologue and emotional state over the years with a recurring theme: depression and self-loathing… It’s been tough to understand why I’ve felt the way I do for so long. During the pandemic, I was faced with two distinct paths in life. One — I continue doing nothing to manage the realities of my mental health and continue down a path of self-destruction, ultimately ending in my demise. Two — choose to do the work needed to maintain a healthier relationship with myself, no matter how difficult or painful... This album is the story of my beginnings in the new world I’ve created for myself. One focused on health, self love, positivity, understanding, hard work, and most of all second chances. At the end of the day, life is short for all of us. We can’t escape the end, so why not make friends with it and live in a world focused on living a personally fulfilling life.“
THE SURFACE TRACK LISTING:
“The Better Me” (Feat. Hardy)
“What’s Killing You”
“Look The Other Way”
“What Are You Waiting For”
“My New Reality”
“I Was Alive”
Pre-order it here.