Killswitch Engage heeft vandaag de video van de nieuwe compositie I Am Broken Too online gezet. Het betreft een lyricvideo waarin de handgeschreven tekst van zanger Jesse Leach te zien is. I Am Broken Too staat op het nieuwe album Atonement dat op 16 augustus door Sony Music zal worden uitgebracht. Het is de tweede single nadat vorige maand de eerste single Unleashed online gezet werd.
Een gedeelte van de opbrengst van deze nieuwe single zal ten goede komen aan Hope for the Day. Dit is een non-profitorganisatie in Chicago die zich toelegt op het voorkomen van zelfmoord door vanuit de kunst en de muziek de geestesgezondheid te versterken waardoor mensen weer zin krijgen in het leven.
“This song is very near and dear to my heart,” legt Jesse Leach uit. “I wanted the listener to feel the urgency, the heaviness of the topic as well as a possible connection. Many people suffer from mental illness in one form or another. I want nothing more than for people to feel like they are not alone in this struggle. There is always someone there to help, to listen, and to be there for you. Don’t lose hope and don’t let your brokenness consume you. Broken can be fixed, or at the very least, maintained. No one is alone in this fight.”
“I personally chose Hope for the Day to be the organization we partner with for this song. I admire their tireless efforts to spread mental awareness and suicide prevention. The phrase and the hashtag #ItsOkNotToBeOk is a simple yet powerful statement. I think it coincides with #IamBrokenToo perfectly! Johnny Boucher and his organization are out spreading the powerful message of connectivity and solidarity in this fight for understanding mental health issues. I’m honoured to have them on our team for this song and this movement to continue to raise awareness and keep the conversation going for mental health issues.”
“‘I Am Broken Too’ is a song that truly encompasses what we need to be doing in society, talking about what we have been through,” zegt Boucher. “We know that by talking about our experiences, we are able to relate and be encouraged to ask for help. Hope for the Day has been working with KsE on breaking the silence around mental health since 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue working with them on raising the visibility of resources in our communities.”