Tell us a story that our song "Here And Now" made you remember.

#HereandNow Stories

Staind, you have been an integral part of my life, both in the past and present. Your music has saved me and provided me with a sense of direction when I needed it the most. You became my escape from the hardships of life and served as my therapy during difficult times.

Your lyrics resonated with me on a deep level, as they spoke to the struggles and pain that I was experiencing. Your raw and honest approach to music allowed me to connect with your songs in a way that I had never experienced before. Through your music, I found solace and comfort, knowing that I was not alone in my struggles.

Your powerful and emotional performances touched my soul, leaving a lasting impact on me. Your music became a sanctuary where I could pour out my emotions and find solace in the melodies and lyrics. You provided me with a sense of catharsis, allowing me to release my pent-up emotions and find healing in the process.

I am forever grateful to Staind for being there for me when I needed it the most. Your music has been a constant companion, guiding me through the darkest moments of my life. You have given me strength, courage, and a sense of belonging.

Thank you, Staind, for being the band that saved me and gave me direction. Your music will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will forever cherish the impact you have had on my life.

Claudio Vieira

My dad passed away from Alzheimer’s earlier this year. I felt like I was watching him and I in the video. My 7.5 y/o son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a couple months after he passed away so I haven’t really been able to mourn him properly.

I had a lot of emotions bottled up. They all came flooding out the first time I watched your video. I instantly started bawling. It was sad and hard to watch but it felt good to let it all out. I can listen to the song without breaking down… it’s the jam! The video is what does me in every time.

Whenever I need a good cry now I just pop on the video. Thanks, guys! Means a lot 💜

Josh Montgomery

A Woman I call Grandma, but has no relationship to me, would send us a card and 1 dollar every holiday. Christmas was baked goods and dress clothes for church. Firm, strict and consistent grandmother.

Now that I’m grown I realize what she was doing and instilling in us children. As I raise my kids I can appreciate how she shows love and prepares us verse spoiled us.

Life challenges remind me often of who she was and what she did for us!


Staind has played a big part of my life. 13 Shades of Grey was the first music I heard coming out of bootcamp. So your music has always helped me during the best times and hard times. Now “Here and Now” has a special place in my heart as well. Especially after seeing the music video. I lost my mother last year to dementia. This year has been hard at times to deal with her loss. Hearing your songs help me process all the times I had with her. It lets me grieve, but helps me smile at the same time. I was so excited seeing you guys in 2004 and again in 2022. Hoping to see you guys again for the next tour. Thank you for your music.


This song reminded me of my late father, who unfortunately was a victim of covid in 2020. He always stood out for being an angel in life, always attentive and with all the availability in the world to help those who needed a word of encouragement, a push to move forward. Our family misses him with much love today.

David Ampai Valenzuela

The day (morning) my mom died my niece was born…it is a bitter sweet memory knowing that I lost my best friend but gained a god daughter! My nieces birthday is both a celebration and a memorial to my late mother. This song makes me think of good times spent with my mother.

Johann Bustin

This song hits me right in the gut. It reminds me of my wife who died in a car accident oddly enough on the day this album was released. She was a HUGE Staind fan, as well as myself. It always makes me think of her whenever I hear it. You guys have gotten me through SO many horrible experiences in my life, and this is just the latest one. I will always and forever be grateful for the music that you have put out. I used to sing and play SO many of your songs to her, she called me ‘her own personal Aaron Lewis.’ Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your contribution to the music world and to my life.


I lost both of my best friends, one of them being my son’s God father, the other three days before my wedding. This song brings back so many happy memories!


The song reminds me of my nan who cared for me but struggled to remember me because of dementia it was hard to see her forget me but she always had a smile on a face and this song made me tear up because she was the strongest and best nan I could’ve of asked for


This song floods my mind with memories of times gone. The one thing that sticks out the most is how cool, calm and collected my grandfather has been throughout my life, no matter what was going on! Dealing with me and my issues , grandma and Alzheimer’s, my son, grandpa has always seemed to just roll with it!

He has taught me some of the most important lessons in life and I am forever grateful.

Robert Victor Magnuson is the one that daily reminds me to live in the “here and now”

Wesley Magnuson

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