Canadian Christian rock band Manic Drive has taken advantage of the extra time awarded during this summer. While the current landscape has caused many artists to slow down, the duo has been deeply immersed in writing new songs, coordinating videos, and orchestrating new ways to connect with their fans online. Tonight, at 12:01am ET, the band will unveil the first single launching this project, “Thank God I’m Alive.”
Like most people, 2020 has been an unprecedented year. Along with a global pandemic, closed national borders, and cancelled concerts, brothers Shawn and Michael Cavallo lost their mother early in the year. Shortly after, Shawn and his wife welcomed their first child. The brothers took these raw emotions of extreme joy and grief, and wrote the single “Thank God I’m Alive.”
“I’ve learned how to stop being angry at the world, and start making peace with heaven,” Shawn explains. “This current landscape gives us a bittersweet opportunity to be reminded of what we have, and what we can be thankful for. ‘Thank God I’m Alive’ is a reflection of the past few months – a song of gratitude – even during incredibly challenging times.”
This single is the debut for a new series of projects, the first being the six-song (Vol.1⁰) that will release in November. (Vol.1⁰) is the first of 6 eps that will launch through 2021. While the band shares from an emotional season, fans can be assured that these upcoming projects are filled with Manic Drive’s signature edge-pop sound that their fans know and love.