Last month, we got our first new taste of Killswitch Engage with "Unleashed" and today they return with another new track off their upcoming album, Atonement, and it's some sweet Gothenburg easy listening.
In a very cool move, the Massachusetts metalcore outfit are donating a portion of “I Am Broken Too” to the Chicago-based non-profit organization Hope for the Day, which focuses on suicide prevention. Take a listen:
Frontman Jesse Leach offered these comments on the song:
“This song is very near and dear to my heart. 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 honored 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.”
Atonement is out on August 16th via Metal Blade Records. Catch them on tour with Clutch this fall.