Killswitch Engage partner with mental health non profit Hope For The Day
Killswitch Engage have just shared an emotive video for latest single I Am Broken Too, taken from upcoming album Atonement, due out August 16 via Music For Nations.
“The video is a reflection of real-life events that loved ones have gone through,” says singer Jesse Leach. “[Directors] Kyle Cogan and Zack Stauffer did an amazing job of bringing it all to life. The result is a powerful video that captures the essence and desperation of the song.”
The band is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the song to Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based non-profit organisation that focuses on suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.
“This song is very near and dear to my heart,” Leach explains. “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.”
Killswitch Engage return to the UK for a headline run in October. Support bands will be announced soon, dates are below.
Atonement Track Listing:
2. The Signal Fire [featuring Howard Jones]
3. Us Against The World
4. The Crownless King [featuring Chuck Billy]
5. I Am Broken Too
6. As Sure As The Sun Will Rise
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Take Control
10. I Can’t Be The Only One
11. Bite The Hand That Feeds
Killswitch Engage UK Tour Dates:
Mon 14th Oct – NORWICH UEA
Tue 15th Oct – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th Oct – GLASGOW Barrowland
Fri 18th Oct – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 19th Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
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