When Caleb Shomo first started Beartooth, he was lead singer of the metalcore band Attack Attack!, The vocalist saw it as "a different musical outlet" he could work on in his basement to help him cope with his clinical depression, which he had suffered from since middle school.
In 2012 Shomo left Attack Attack! to focus on healing in his personal life and Beartooth became his full time gig. This song finds him recounting his battle with the disease:
"Depression and anxiety isn't something you just get away from," Shomo explained. "It's just inside you. For me, it's just always in my brain churning. It's about fighting it and overcoming it; you can't run away from it. You have to deal with it. This song is a big way to help. "
At least for me, music has been implanted in my body and what I've connected with," he continued. "When I go on stage, everything goes away. If you can choose that you will not let depression and anxiety run your life, you're going to make it. It's your body and your life and your choice."
John Feldman, a producer who has also worked with the likes of All Time Low, Blink-182 and Good Charlotte, helped Caleb Shomo pen this tune. Shomo told us the song was written "from scratch at his place."
The song's documentary-style video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and featuring live footage shot by Kevin Slack. The clip follows the stories of four individuals struggling with depression and shows how each overcame the mental health affliction. "It's rare that I am able to create a music video that allows other people to get their story across with such a positive message," noted Klasfeld. "I really hope it can help anyone afflicted with depression in some way."