Everyone’s favourite London altrock newcomers THIS LIFE have unveiled a new single ‘I’d Lie About Almost Anything’, with an accompanying music video, that sheds light on issues of drug addiction and mental health problems.
Said to be based on personal experiences, the track and video are a candid plea to anyone suffering from mental health issues from drug and alcohol dependancy to overcome the stigma of getting professional help.
Watch their new music video here:
Frontman William Ellis says: “Everybody needs help sometimes, and it’s time to ask for it. When I perform this song or look at the video it does make me sad, because it’s such a raw depiction of myself on display for all to see, but at the same time it’s a celebration to say ‘but I’m still here after everything’.”
Ellis hopes that opening up about his own problems can be part of the larger ongoing conversation around destigmatising mental health, as he explains further: “This song is the most personal I’ve ever written. When I was 13 I experienced a traumatic event that sent me down a path of having panic attacks at school and then on to increasingly worse mental health impairments later in life.
“There’s a lot of frustration still in me about what happened and I know that’s the same for a lot of people, how a few moments can change the course of how you thought your life was going to turn out. The frustration builds and it inevitably turns inwards because you have nobody else to blame a decade of your problems on.
“I spent so long going to doctors and friends telling them ‘I’m okay’ and ‘it will get better just keep the drugs coming’, but the reality is that until you can face yourself honestly then you’re not okay and you won’t get better.”
Anyone struggling with drug and alcohol problems can visit the Talk To Frank website here to find local services who can help: https://www.talktofrank.
The band have also announced their debut to live performances supporting Emarosa at The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes in January 2019, with further live dates TBA.
THIS LIFE live dates:
09.01.18 – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms (w/ Emarosa)