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Killswitch Engage Post Acoustic Quarantine Video of “We Carry On”

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In an introduction to Killswitch Engage’s new quarantine playthrough video of “We Carry On,” guitarist Adam D., addressing the band’s fans directly, says they had planned to dust off this song, from the 2016 record Incarnate, on their axed spring tour with August Burns Red. That’s a real shame because it’s a damn good cut, but the silver lining is that we get a new acoustic reimagining in its place, with drummer Justin Foley taking on piano duties.

Vocalist Jesse Leach offered the following of the track’s lyrics and how they dovetail with what’s going on in the world four years after they were written, and woof, I can relate on a number of levels:

“This song is a deep one for me. When I wrote the lyrics, it was originally based off of struggles in a tumultuous, abusive relationship. Little did I know how significant it would eventually be as it has relevance during this strange time of quarantine and uncertainty. For me, it has turned into an anthem, of sorts, about perseverance. While working on this version, it really struck me how much I felt the lyrics in a different light. As dark and difficult as things can get, we all have this inner power to persevere and pull through. I feel that the desperation and the melancholy of this song are balanced by a ray of hope that runs through it all.”

Have a look and a listen below along with the original for comparison.

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