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Hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have dropped the video for I Am Broken Too.
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The full concept clip was directed by Kyle Cogan and Zack Stauffer of SIMIAN.LA (A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin) and was shot in Los Angeles.
“The video is a reflection of real-life events that loved ones have gone through,” says frontman Jesse Leach. “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.”
I Am Broken Too will appear on the band’s eighth album, Atonement. A portion of all proceeds from the track will be donated to Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based non-profit organisation that provides outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.
“I personally chose Hope for the Day to be the organisation we partner with for this song,” says Leach. “I admire their tireless efforts to spread mental awareness and suicide prevention. 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.”
Since forming in Western Massachusetts in 1999, Killswitch Engage have received two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance”, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache (2004) and As Daylight Days (2006). They’ve also nabbed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with their self titled (2009), Disarm The Descent (2013), and Incarnate (2016).
Atonement, set to drop on August 16, will be the band’s first album through Sony Music Australia. Pre-orders are available now, orders from JB Hi-Fi will be in the running to win a signed Ibanez guitar from the band.