New single from Fallstar! Chris Ratzlaf gives some insight into ‘SSRI Feel Better Already.’
This song is about humanity’s will to live despite hopeless circumstances, and how those of us who struggle with depression lose that will. From indigenous people during their colonization, to kids born today into a world suffering irreparable climate change, there is a resilience in humanity to continue and press on. The song muses at this phenomena, while contrasting with my crippling depression, and how SSRI medicine gave me back that will and drive to keep living.
The single is from their upcoming album “Sunbreather,” out February 2021.
From Portland, OR come Fallstar, an unrestrained group of artists and musicians who draw just as much inspiration from their local punk and hardcore scene as they do from their hometown in general. “Our city is known for its global perspective, sustainable living, care for the homeless, and having ideas that challenge long-standing traditions and beliefs. So we’ve developed this way of thinking that is energized by our doubts and ideas. We’re a west coast band, we’re relaxed and not afraid of new things.”
In 2013, Fallstar released their label debut “Backdraft,” and have come back to the label to release their 2021 album “Sunbreather.”