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“This song is very near and dear to my heart,” says Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach.
“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 has also announced they will donate a portion of all 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.
“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.”
“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,” says Johnny Boucher, the founder and CEO of Hope for the Day. “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 Killswitch Engage 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”
I Am Broken Too will feature on the band’s eight album, Atonement, set to be released 16th August via Sony Music Australia. It follows the release of Unleashed.