Sean Sroka, the Toronto-based songwriter behind the contemporary folk project Ten Kills The Pack, shared his debut release, Force Majeure, in 2019. Now he’s back with the new “Curbside Panic Attack”, co-produced with Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National, Arcade Fire).

Sroka reflects on the meaning behind the song: “The lyrics (originally in a more freeform poetry format) try to walk and flip you through the internal thoughts and the immediate external motions happening around a person in the middle of a situation like a panic attack or bout of depression. By the time we arrive at the bridge of the song, the lyrical moments of reflection of this characters’ previous selves leave it to the reader or listener to decide if this is a flash of life before their eyes or if it’s a reflection of moments what grounds them and keeps them going.”

The accompanying music video was conceived by Director Luke Nairn and Sroka. Watch it below.

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins.