Panic Attack

Album: A War on Everything (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Canadian rock band The Glorious Sons formed in Kingston, Ontario, in 2011. They achieved their first Canadian Rock Radio chart-topper with "The Contender" in 2015. Three years later, the group's sophomore long player, Young Beauties and Fools, won the 2018 Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year.

    This song was released on June 5, 2019 as the lead single off their third album, A War on Everything.
  • Frontman Brett Emmons explained to ABC Radio that lyrically, the song is not about a specific panic attack, but about the feeling of forces bringing you down. "It was more a vague sense of what any of us could be going through at that moment in time," he said. "When you're feeling like you're losing your breath and about to faint, or your heart's beating 10,000 miles per hour and you're sweating, and you've convinced yourself you've had an aneurysm."
  • Musically, "Panic Attack" is a manic song edited together from several other tracks. When it started to come together, The Glorious Sons took some inspiration from The Beatles' "Helter Skelter."

    "That one was kind of about capturing energy and screaming your head off," Brett Emmons said. "We knew that we wanted the first track on the album to be crazy, psychotic a little bit."

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