With the goal to create awareness and raise benefits to support mental health and prevent suicide, Hopeless Records has announced their new album, Songs That Saved My Life, due out on November 9, 2018. This compilation album benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope for the Day, The Trevor Project and To Write Love on Her Arms.
The featured artists including, Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!, Neck Deep, Movements, Stand Atlantic and many more sing famous cover songs, including Neck Deep singing Natalie Umbruglia’s, “Torn” on the album.
Hopeless Records mission is to make a positive impact in the community and industry. They have been around for over 23 years and prove that when you put good into the world, it comes back to you.
Between Hopeless and Sub City, they have put out 300 albums, with 7 of those debuting at Billboard Top 10s. They give credit to the artists, “Every single one of those was made possible by our incredible artists and our awesome employees. The Hopeless team is small but it’s made up of some of the best people in the industry, and they’ve worked to make us one of the top 50 labels in the US. We love what we do and we never forget who we do it for: the fans. What sets us apart is at the end of the day, though, is that we’re fans too. Yup, we’re Hopeless, but we’re not gonna let that stop us.”
In an article in Creative Startups, the founder and President, Louis Posen of Hopeless Records has been named the “Paul Newman of Punk Rock” by Business Week for his commitment to social entrepreneurship.
On the launch of Songs That Saved My Life, label founder and President Louis Posen remarks, “Many of us became passionate about music, not just because it made us feel good in good times, but because of how it got us through tough times. Songs That Saved My Life is an ongoing project of our non-profit organization, Sub City, with a goal to recognize and use the power of music to break down the stigma associated with talking about mental health and to end the suffering of our loved ones.”
“We are very excited about this inaugural Songs That Saved My Life compilation. We are forever grateful to all of the bands on the compilation for being the first artists to be involved in the project, and for their courage to talk about how music helped them during difficult moments. If we can all talk about these moments together we will have taken the first and most difficult step in making things better.”
Songs that Saved My Life album includes the following track List:
1. Neck Deep – Torn
2. Movements – Losing My Religion
3. Stand Atlantic – Your Graduation
4. Dance Gavin Dance – Semi Charmed Life
5. Against Me! – People Who Died
6. Taking Back Sunday – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
1. Dream State – Crawling
2. As It Is – Such Great Heights
3. Oceans Ate Alaska – Shape of my Heart
4. Too Close To Touch – Let It Be
5. Dan Campbell & Ace Enders – Broom People
6. The Maine – Transatlanticism