Soul Glo Share Cover Of System Of A Down’s “Soil” For Sounds of Saving

In collaboration with Sounds of Saving and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, Philadlephia’s Soul Glo present a fresh installment of the acclaimed series “Song That Found Me At The Right Time.”  In an open and frank narration, the band’s Pierce Jordan opens up on how music has played a significant role in his mental health journey bluntly stating “art is the only thing that keeps my desire to be here.”  He further shares “Being able to see the world through any given person’s eyes, out of the 6 billion people that exist here, the fact that nobody is exactly the same. It’s one of the consistently unfolding beauties of life that really makes it worth sticking around for. Everybody has their reason for continuing and I guess art is mine.”  The band opted to share their take of System of A Down’s “Soil” as their “Song That Found Me At The Right Time.” 

Sounds of Saving say, “In the midst of a resurgence of hardcore and aggressive music, the Philadelphia based punk band Soul Glo emerges as a dynamic force, embracing the movement, infusing it with their unique touch, and effectively making it their own defining moment. The sheer intensity and brilliance of their 2022 album “Diaspora Problems” left a lasting impression on us and made it clear that we must work with them on our “Song That Found Me at the Right Time” series.

Soul Glo seamlessly embodies the essence of punk’s rich lineage, drawing inspiration from its predecessors while simultaneously offering a fresh and unparalleled perspective to a scene that was yearning for innovation. Their presence is propelling the genre forward.

A Soul Glo live performance is an experience of catharsis, both for the audience and the band themselves. Their music, along with this remarkable video, delves thematically into the complexities of rage, bigotry, and the often absurd aspects of human nature. Demonstrating a poignant vulnerability, the band extends a subtle yet powerful metaphorical hand, inviting all listeners to join them on their journey.

Working alongside Soul Glo on this video and cover of System of a Down is truly an honor.”

Sounds of Saving, a non-profit organization at the intersection of Music and Mental Health, is dedicated to harnessing the power of diverse musical genres as a direct route to enhanced mental well-being and a sense of optimism, particularly during times of crisis, with the aim of reducing suicide rates. SoS created “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” to promote honest, intimate conversations about mental health and inspire action for those in need of support.  SoS has produced over 20 videos and interviews with artists from multiple genres including their recent episodes with June McDoom and Walter Schreifels (Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand).  They have also worked with, among others, Sharon Van Etten, keiyaA, Indigo Sparke, Allison Russell, CHAI, Madison McFerrin and Bartees Strange. Watch them all HERE.  

This spring Sounds Of Saving partnered with a handful of artists including Erick The Architect, Pink Siifu, and Cleo for an event bringing mental health awareness to 2 New York City High Schools and the organization is continuting to develop programming with the DOE for this coming school year.     

If you or someone you know is moved by it and/or needs mental health support, reach out to SoS at gethelp@soundsofsaving.

Photo Courtesy: Charlie Gross