By John Indiveri
Killswitch Engage dropped the second single - “I Am Broken Too’ - off their upcoming album ‘Atonement’, out August 16th.
After listening to this song, it’s immediately clear how deeply personal this song is to frontman Jesse Leach. With it’s anthem like and melodic composition and commanding vocals, Jesse’s lyrics speak to those that are going through mental illness - uplifting those that are listening: “I see myself in you, I know you can make it through. If you need proof I’ll reopen my wounds in all the right places for you..”
Says Frontman Jesse Leach on his instagram page : “This song means the world to me! I hope it connects with you all the way I really hoped it would. To me it’s sincerely one of the most important songs I’ve ever written. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS STRUGGLE! There are millions of us that are broken and CAN be healed!”
A portion of proceeds for this song will go to Hope For The Day, a non-profit based in Chicago that focuses on suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.
Watch the lyrical video for ‘I am Broken Too’ below.
Full Track List for 'Atonement’ *
2. “The Signal Fire” [Featuring Howard Jones]
3. “Us Against the World”
4. “The Crownless King” [Featuring Chuck Billy]
5. “I Am Broken Too”
6. “As Sure As the Sun Will Rise”
7. “Know Your Enemy
8. “Take Control”
10. “I Can’t Be the Only One”
11. “Bite the Hand That Feeds”
*Atom Splitter PR