Canadian four-piece The Beaches unveil their newest single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Paranoid’ in the final stretch leading up to the release of the quartet’s second LP Blame My Ex on September 15. Full of striking vocals and thrumming guitar riffs, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Paranoid’ is a belt-along crowd-pleaser for anyone tired of the insecurities and ‘what-ifs’ plaguing their minds.
Opening with attention-grabbing strumming from the band’s guitarists, Kylie Miller and Leandra Earl, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Paranoid’ starts off with a restrained tension that eventually bursts forth in the chorus. Lamenting the trials of navigating self-doubt in relationships, lead vocalist Jordan Miller puts a spin on the classic adage ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ instead bluntly singing “what doesn’t kill you makes you paranoid / what doesn’t kill you makes you feel like your love ain’t s***.”
On the new single, The Beaches share; “‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Paranoid’ is a song about feeling intense anxiety after a breakup. This had been my experience when my relationship had just ended. I wasn’t used to being on my own, so I found myself feeling really insecure in social situations – which was really surreal because I’m usually very confident and self-assured. However, the more people I’ve shown this song to, the more I’ve come to understand I’m not alone.”