The guys from Escape the Fate are not shy about addressing issues with their music, just look at the name of their recently released album, Hate Me. After days of teasing fans about the music video for their latest single, “Breaking Me Down,” the group has finally debut the emotional clip. On Monday (Nov. 7), the band released the song’s three-and-a-half minute clip features a guy taking care of his mother.
The mother appears to have given up on life, spending her days drinking booze and taking pills. Like any good son, the guy spends his days taking care of his mother by refilling her vodka bottles with water so she’s not really drinking alcohol and trying to feed her while also working a dead-end job.
“We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed shooting it. It is an important message you should not only hear but listen to,” says Escape the Fate frontman, Craig Mabbitt. “Shout out to Jacoby for his contribution to this song. Thank you all for your continued love and support of our music. We will see you on the road”
As mention in the press release, the music video treatment was co-written by Papa Roach‘s Jacoby Shaddix and directed by Orie McGinness. Watch the emotional clip below.
“Breaking Me Down” is featured on Escape the Fate’s recently released record, Hate Me. In support of the record, the band will be hitting the road with Nonpoint for their final tour of 2016. The “Hate Poison” tour is set to kick off this Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. After being on the road for less than a month, the 21-day tour will wrap up on Dec. 3 at the House of Blues in Chicago. Get Scared, Failure Anthem, and Through Fire are set to performing during the trek as well. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.