“Rescue Me is a song about pain, a song about empowerment, a song about faith, and a song about freedom.
Freedom from the wreckage of your past. Freedom from the bondage of self. And freedom to embrace all the promises that life has to offer.
It’s also a song about the brutal war so many of us wage against fear, depression and anxiety in the hope that we might, one day, live a life filled with happiness and dreams.
Pain does not discriminate. It can affect us all. In our bodies. Our hearts. Our minds. And often, when that pain is emotional or mental, we are afraid to speak up.
None of us are ‘ok’ all the time. And there shouldn’t be a stigma when we aren’t. Both my brother and I have had our own intense personal battles and it has, and continues to be, life changing. I try to remember that just past the darkest days await the brightest and most rewarding moments. And that change is always right around the corner.
I want to thank everyone for being so brave, selfless and vulnerable in this video. The emotion and honesty shared impacted me greatly and I hope it does that same for you all. I am very proud and grateful to have worked with one of my heroes – the master filmmaker and director Mark Romanek. It’s the first time in 13 years I haven’t directed our videos. It was a gift to have him carry the weight so graciously and deliver something so profoundly simple and beautiful.
If you think someone in your life needs help, ask them if they’re ok and make sure they know you’re there for them. And keep showing up. Help however you can.
If you are hurting, you can get through this. Tell someone you trust. And please make sure you ask for help.
For more information or to seek help for you or someone you know, check out the following organizations:
The band’s latest single “Dangerous Night” most recently hit #1 at Alternative Radio on the media base chart. This is the group’s second consecutive single off their album, AMERICA to hit #1 at Alternative Radio, following “Walk On Water.” The album hit #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart, marking their highest charting album to date.The band kicked off the North American leg of their “The Monolith Tour,” last Wednesday in Toronto, ON, following their incredible European run with sold out shows across Germany, Russia and the UK. Tickets for the tour, promoted by Live Nation, are on sale now. Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms will join as support on select dates. Fans can check www.thirtysecondstomars.com/tour for more details.