Chicago punk rockers RISE AGAINST have shared a new acoustic version of their surgeful hit Nowhere Generation with vocals by velvety-voiced Nashville indie-rock sensation Meg Myers, alongside a new video (shared below).
The song is a snappily rhythmic version of the original taken from the ninth studio album of the same name. It has maintained a chart position at #2 at US Rock for three weeks in a row and rose this week to #8 at US Alternative radio.
“When we released the acoustic version of ‘Nowhere Generation,’ we found that it really connected with a lot of people,” says Tim McIlrath of Rise Against.
“We heard from a lot of unique and beautiful voices, and we knew that we needed to add another beautiful, unique voice to this song. Meg was the perfect choice and we are thrilled with how it all turned out.”
“When Rise Against asked me to sing on ‘Nowhere Generation,’ I felt an instant connection to the song. There is a power and a purity about this song that is so healing and unifying,” explains Myers, about the neat collaboration.
“It’s the voice of a younger generation who feels unheard. I feel it is so important right now for our consciousness evolution, and for society to take a look around and ask ourselves, ‘who are we, what are we doing here, where are we going and why?’”
Rise Against is to head out on a month-long U.S. tour next week in support of Nowhere Generation, joined by Descendents and The Menzingers, and beginning with a string of sold out shows in Cleveland, New York, and Asbury Park.
UK fans can catch the band in November ’21, when the band visit for a short run of stripped-back intimate in-store events at the following:
Mon 15th November: Key Club, Leeds w/ Crash Records
Tues 16th November: Chalk, Brighton w/ Resident Records
Weds 17th November: Pryzm, Kingston w/ Banquet Records
Main image photo credit: Jason Siegel