THIS LIFE Candidly Address Effects of Drug & Alcohol Abuse On Mental Health In New Video

London, UK-based alternative rock newcomers THIS LIFE have revealed another new single. ‘I’d Lie About Almost Anything’ comes with an accompanying music video. The track is out now on all good digital service providers.

The band have also announced that they will play their debut live performance supporting US alt-pop quartet Emarosa at The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes in January 2019, with further live dates TBA.

Based on personal experiences, the track and video are a candid and vulnerable plea to anyone suffering from mental health problems associated with drug and alcohol dependency to overcome the stigma of asking for professional help.

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Front man 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’.”

Directed and produced by Zak Pinchin, the stark black and white video focuses on the feelings of isolation and frustration that can come from masking mental health problems with drug or alcohol addiction.

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: “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:

THIS LIFE live dates:

09.01.18 – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms (w/ Emarosa)