Get the star-packed collection of covers from Hopeless Records that supports suicide prevention.
In the name of suicide prevention, Hopeless Records banded together 12 legendary pop-punk artists to create “Songs That Saved My Life,” a compilation cover album of songs chosen by the bands themselves, thematically exactly that; songs that saved their lives. Cocked and fully loaded with icons Neck Deep, Dance Gavin Dance, Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday and more, proceeds from this killer album are going to support charities Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project and To Write Love On Her Arms. Coming from a genre with a fanbase notorious for those struggling with mental illness it speaks volumes that big names bands would advocate in such a way. The artistic license taken in these songs open them up to a whole new audience and realm of interpretation definitely for better. Who knew Torn by Natalie Imbruglia would be the absolute paragon of angst? Initially helpless lyrics masked by some breezy pop vocals, Neck Deep’s rendition of this ode to self doubt and debilitation only further emphasizes its point. If you’ve always wished you could scream along to this, today’s your lucky day. Honorable mentions include Too Close Too Much’s impressive execution of The Beatles “Let It Be” and Dance Gavin Dance’s striking and completely infectious screamo version of “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up, good holiday fun.