"Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all"
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have shared the video for their new single ‘Anxiety’. See if first on NME below.
Taken from their upcoming new album ‘End of Suffering’, the track has been used to launch a new online campaign #abetterplaceforyouandme with mental health charity CALM to “provide a safe forum for people to discuss ways of overcoming and living with anxiety”.
“Whatever life is throwing at you right now, it will pass,” Carter told NME. “Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all.”
Speaking to NME about being more open about mental health, Carter said: “I think the problem with the male aspect is that, to use an archaic word, we’re meant to be warriors. We’re meant to be strong, we’re meant to be the alpha and to be the provider, we’re none of those things, let’s be honest, we’re just not built for that any more. The world is a very different place than it was 2000 years ago.
“We have this real problem. We’re entering into a society that is very narcissistic and it’s moving at a fast rate and I don’t think anyone has any kind of understanding because there’s not really been any time to do any research on the effect that has on our mental health, in any shape or form. I think the best thing we can do is have an open conversation.”
‘End Of Suffering’ is released on May 3.
For help and advice on mental health:
- ‘Am I depressed?‘ – Help and advice on mental health and what to do next
- Help Musicians UK – Around the clock mental health support and advice for musicians
- Music Support Org – Help and support for musicians struggling with alcoholism, addiction, or mental health issues
- YOUNG MINDS – The voice for young people’s health and wellbeing
- CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably for young men
- Time To Change – Let’s end mental health discrimination
- The Samaritans – Confidential support 24 hours a day