Ahead of the October 13th release of Beartooth’s upcoming fifth album, The Surface, via Red Bull Records, the band has shared a new music video for the song “Doubt Me”.
True to the Beartooth catalog, The Surface is an intimate journey for frontman Caleb Shomo. While Shomo has never shied away from his demons in the music he makes, the singer appears to have turned a corner and presents a more optimistic outlook while demonstrating exceptional artistic growth and human vulnerability throughout the album.
“We all have our own struggles that we deal with quietly,” says Shomo. “Sometimes, it can be hard to explain to the people around you what you’re dealing with. What may be perceived by others as weakness is actually a battle with yourself that you know will be conquered. Being in the thick of serious change is never easy, and being brought down by those who don’t understand can add to the weight. Know that when you’re in those moments, sometimes you need to just put your head down and fight with all you have, regardless of whatever people say you’re capable of at the moment.”
The video for “Doubt Me” finds Beartooth at their most natural while performing live with acute ferocity.
“Might Love Myself”, the first single from The Surface, has quickly become a hit and is the fastest-moving song on the active rock radio charts in the band’s history. That song, along with previously released tracks “Riptide” and “Sunshine!”, have racked up nearly 50 million total streams so far.
The Surface track listing:
01. The Surface
03. Doubt Me
04. The Better Me (feat. Hardy)
05. Might Love Myself
07. What’s Killing You
08. Look The Other Way
09. What Are You Waiting For
10. My New Reality
11. I Was Alive
While still a member of Ohio metalcore band Attack Attack!, Caleb Shomo started Beartooth in 2013 as a way to channel his energies into a different kind of music. Alone in his basement studio, Shomo self-produced a batch of emotionally potent and furiously melodic songs.
Harboring no intention of returning to the heavy music world that burned him as a teen, the different eras of Shomo’s body of work now connect in title, sound, and spirit a decade on. As he approaches his 30th birthday, Beartooth’s fifth album, The Surface, completes this era in 2023 while simultaneously kicking off a new chapter filled with optimism and honesty. While depression is a sick, disgusting, aggressive disease below the surface, Shomo now stands ready to embrace the light.