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Anthony Green – “A Reason To Stay” (Video)

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Anthony Green has released his new video for “A Reason To Stay.” He and his wife, Meredith Green, also spoke with Billboard about how beating heroin addiction inspired his latest album:

    This album is just a celebration of the realness of relationships, which is sometimes very shitty. I can’t imagine anybody in my life I’ve been more vulnerable with than my wife. That also leaves you very wide open for shots. You sort of walk this fine line of being like, “There’s this person who can destroy me emotionally.” And the reality of it is that you do that to each other sometimes. And I think that learning how to bounce back from that is what makes a relationship stronger, or what breaks a relationship apart. I needed to [make this album] ‘cause in processing this stuff right now in my life, I’ve been going so many times, “Is this something I should be giving up or is this something I should be fighting hard for?” And that confusion on that question has come up in our marriage. Being on the other side of that, I feel like it’s always better to work through things. I think dealing with that was really why the record came out.

  2. bmir14

    Regular Supporter

    I saw his solo show in philly this weekend... As someone who is a big circa fan, and not really into his solo work, I have a new appreciation of some of these songs.

    It was just great seeing him rock out with a guitar, blend in some screaming, and make some of these songs that are a little boringish more edgy.
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  3. PandaBear!

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    Is it common knowledge that Anthony was addicted to heroin?!
  4. Behind the Barricade

    Yeah he struggled for years with it.
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  5. Justice Beaver

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    Really fantastic for him and his wife.
  6. PandaBear!

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  7. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    I think so, I've known it forever.
  8. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Love anything this wonderful man does. Such a friendly, kind gentleman.
  9. Richard

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    It was covered a lot when Descensus came out, from memory. I don't think it was 'public' until that point. That was his first album post-rehab.
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  10. skogsraet

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    I remember a podcast he did with AltPress that really went into detail about his addiction. That must've been like in 2008 or '09 cause I was about 13 and Avalon had just come out. For some reason I thought he was clean after that and didn't realize he was addicted up until 2013, but good on him for being 3 years clean now. I saw him in San Diego a couple weeks ago, he's the sweetest lil dude.
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  11. Transient_Hymn

    Somebody Turn the Neon Down Supporter

    Can't wait to see where his renewed creative energy takes Circa.
    I feel like the next album will be their best because his demons are more in check and his other creative outlets (Solo, Saosin) have garnered such positive reaction.
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  12. Bartek T.

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    Loving that video, and the song seems a bit playful, but a few lines are enough to make me emotional about it.