Hopeless Records along with their not-for-profit organisation, Sub City, have announced Songs That Saved My Life, a brand centred around music that has played a pivotal role in the lives of artists and fans alike, and that benefits mental health and suicide prevention charities. The compilation album will be released on November 9th through Hopeless Records and includes covers from bands like Neck Deep, Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday, Movements, The Maine, Dance Gavin Dance, and more. Full track listing can be found below.
Songs That Saved My Life looks to engage current artists with covers of the songs that played a pivotal role in helping them through a tough time, and to then share these stories with the world. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organisations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms.
September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides with various activities around the world since 2003.
The compilation album kicked off today with the release of the song and music video for Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn” (made famous by Natalie Imbruglia). Speaking about why they chose to cover the song, Neck Deep lead singer Ben Barlow said, “This song is a classic for a lot people; it’s actually one of my girlfriend’s favourite songs ever, so we’ve listened to it a lot. It clicked that we could cover it one day when we were on tour, eating somewhere and it came on the radio. We started singing along and quickly realised this would make an awesome cover, once we’d ND’d it.”
Working with the same team that produced the video for “Don’t Wait”, Ben continues, “We recorded the song with my brother Seb, and the video rolled round a little while later. Once again we teamed up with our buddies at OWIG and aimed to recreate the original video, but with a ND twist. It also features some cameos from some of our closest friends in the ND unit! It was a lot of fun being able to cover such a well-known song. Shooting the video was a breeze and as always the OWIG team nailed it.”
Fans can watch the music video for Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn”
Songs That Saved My Life tracklisting:
1. Neck Deep – Torn (*originally made famous by* Natalie Imbruglia)
2. Movements – Losing My Religion (** R.E.M.)
3. Stand Atlantic – Your Graduation (** Modern Baseball)
4. Dance Gavin Dance – Semi Charmed Life (** Third Eye Blind)
5. Against Me! – People Who Died (** The Jim Carroll Band)
6. Taking Back Sunday – Bullet With Butterfly Wings (**Smashing Pumpkins)
7. Dream State – Crawling (** Linkin Park)
8. As It Is – Such Great Heights (** The Postal Service)
9. Oceans Ate Alaska – Shape of My Heart (** Sting)
10. Too Close To Touch – Let It Be (** The Beatles)
11. Dan Campbell & Ace Enders – Broom People (** The Mountain Goats)
12. The Maine – Transatlanticism (** Death Cab For Cutie)
Songs That Saved My Life is now available for pre-order at www.songsthatsavedmylife.com. When fans pre-order digitally through iTunes, they will receive and instant-grat download of Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn”. The single is also now available to stream through Apple Music and Spotify.
On the launch of Songs That Saved My Life, Hopeless Records & Sub City founder and President Louis Posen remarks, “Many of us became passionate about music, not just because it made us feel good in good times, but because of how it got us through tough times. Songs That Saved My Life is an ongoing project of our non-profit organisation, Sub City, with a goal to recognise and use the power of music to break down the stigma associated with talking about mental health and to end the suffering of our loved ones.” Posen continues, “We are very excited about this inaugural Songs That Saved My Life compilation. We are forever grateful to all of the bands on the compilation for being the first artists to be involved in the project, and for their courage to talk about how music helped them during difficult moments. If we can all talk about these moments together we will have taken the first and most difficult step in making things better.”
Sub City, the not-for-profit arm of Hopeless Records, donates funds and raises awareness for various charity and not-for-profit organisations by connecting artists and fans through causes that they are passionate about. Sub City has raised over 2.5 million dollars for more than 50 non-profit organisations including Living the Dream, It Gets Better Project, A Place Called Home, DoSomething.org, and New Directions for Youth.
Learn more about the benefiting organisations from Songs That Saved My Life:
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via text. We support people across a range of crises from anxiety and depression, to self-harm and suicide, and lots of crises in between, to help them get from a hot moment to a cool calm.
Text HOME to 741741(US only)
For more information visit: https://www.crisistextline.org
Hope For The Day
Hope for the Day achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms. It’s ok not to be ok, have hope.
For more information visit: https://www.hftd.org
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24. The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.
For more information visit: https://www.thetrevorproject.org
To Write Love On Her Arms
To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
For more information visit: https://twloha.com
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800, or the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.Additionally, you can find many resources at www.hftd.org or www.songsthatsavedmylife.com.
For more information on Sub City: