The Anix pulls nostalgically back into the angst-ridden self-awareness of ’90s grunge with “Still Standing.” Exploring lyrical themes of failure, loss, and struggle, The Anix weaves his signature emotive vocals, gritty guitars, and abrasive drums through “Still Standing”, providing a haunting illustration of the struggle to survive off of your own creativity.
Lyrically, the song is about my internal struggle of failing in the music business, signing bad deals, getting gear stolen on tour, losing relationships, friends, money-essentially it’s about the life of an artist.”– The Anix
“Still Standing” is a track I wrote further emphasizing my appreciation for the darker grunge alt-rock era in the early 90’s. This minimalistic, fuzz soaked guitar riff driven vibe is what captured my attention in High School and got me interested in playing in bands. I wanted to make a song that is so simple, anyone could pick up a guitar or synth and play it, yet add a level of detail in terms of the programming to elevate it into a style suitable for the future of the genre.– The Anix