Rise Against has finally released their latest song off of the “Nowhere Generation” album that’s due later in 2021. This latest song is called “The Numbers” and it is the longest song on the album clocking in at 5:00 on the dot. So let’s take a look and a listen at Rise Against’s latest song off their upcoming “Nowhere Generation” album.
I’ve been a fan of Rise Against for probably close to 10 years now, after a friend of mine introduced me to them in high school, and it’s always a treat when they drop more music. After dropping “Broken Dreams, Inc.” and “Nowhere Generation,” the title track off their upcoming album, we’ve gotten to listen to the third song off the Nowhere Generation album called “The Numbers,” and it sounds exactly like something you’d expect from Rise Against. Tim McIlrath’s vocals don’t differ all too much from what we’ve seen in previous Rise Against tracks, which definitely gives The Numbers a certain sense of familiarity, though I do hope that we are treated to a bit more variety with the rest of the album. However, as much as I would like to see a bit of variety with the rest of the songs on the album, there is something to say about the classic Rise Against sound; it just never gets old, no matter how many times you listen to it.
The Numbers Music Video
Taking a look at the music video for The Numbers, it opens with a quote by French psychiatrist, Frantsz Fanon, in which he states “The people come to understand that wealth is not the fruit of labour but the result of organised, protected robbery. Richer people are no longer respectable people; they are nothing more than flesh eating animals, jackals and vultures which wallow in the people’s blood.” The Numbers is a song of rebellion and hope coming from Rise Against, and the lyrics are very heavily weight against the rich “1 percent” and those that seemingly hold all the power in the world with lines like “They have the power, but we have the numbers now. It’s all just a constant illusion of control.” and “They break us like horses, how long will we drag their plow?” Over the years, Rise Against has found their purpose in calling people to quite literally rise against opposition and stand up for what they believe in.
In a world where the rich and prejudiced seem to drag the rest of the world through the mud, The Numbers is a call to attention that needs to be heard by so many people. The song is a call for everyone to take a stand against the injustice in the world and rise up, because we have the advantage in numbers. This is nowhere close to anything new to Rise Against, as they’ve made it very clear with a large majority of their discography shining a light on several social injustices such as mental health and suicide awareness with “Endgame,” the tragedies of war and the selfish nature of the United States with “Appeal to Reason,” and abuse with “The Sufferer & the Witness,” and it seems that they are just getting started with “Nowhere Generation.”
Nowhere Generation releases on June 4, 2021.