Killswitch Engage have premiered a lyric video for the song “I Am Broken Too” as the clip features frontman Jesse Leach’s handwritten lyrics. The track is the second single taken from their upcoming album Atonement, which will be released on August 16th via Metal Blade Records. Last month, the band gave us the first taste of their new record with the song “Unleashed.” The group 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.
“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.”
On August 14th, Killswitch Engage will have an exclusive in-store performance at 5pm PT at Amoeba Music Hollywood. You can find more information on this event here. The group are also scheduled to perform an intimate show at The Space in Las Vegas on August 13th and you can purchase tickets here. The group are currently on tour with Clutch and you can check out the remaining tour dates at this location.
Watch the lyric video below and pre-order the album here: