"Riptide" is Beartooth's first new song since Below
and the first piece of music written by Shomo sober in around a decade. "It was an incredibly emotional experience, for sure," he told Kerrang
. "I wrote it about a week into me quitting drinking, which was pretty nuts."
"I'm starting to realize now that there are better ways for me to function, that I think just make me a lot happier," Shomo added. "And it's cool! And that's where 'Riptide' came from."