Godsmack is back to taking over with the third single from 2018 album When Legends Rise. After dominating last year with the most-played rock song of 2018, the band is continuing their streak with the honest and emotional “Under Your Scars.”
The moving ballad currently sits at No. 4 on the Active Rock radio chart. Along with delivering a catchy tune that makes for great listening, the track carries a heavy message that extends their efforts supporting mental health. “Under your scars I pray / You're like a shooting star in the rain,” frontman Sully Erna sings in the chorus.
A brand-new music video for the song sends a message of positivity. Video captured during their live performances highlights fans, family, and loved ones. Watch the touching new visual above.
To accompany the song, Erna launched The Scars Foundation to help raise awareness for mental health issues. The foundation aims to provide resources and educate those that struggle with suicidal thoughts, bullying, addiction, abuse, and more. Click here to learn more.
“So humbly I will say, this song came to me shortly after I had spent some quality time with someone who I consider a dear friend, and have grown to admire and respect as one of the smartest and most talented artists today, Stephanie Germanotta, who most of you may know as Lady Gaga,” Erna explains of how the song came to life. “In the short amount of time we hung out, she made me realize that we all have these imperfections, these wounds that we carry (whether they’re physical or emotional) that cut so deep they can cripple us.”
The vulnerable track is meant to encourage the acceptance of things that may make us feel less-than-perfect, and to embrace our flaws.
Mental health and addiction issues are very real -- and you are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or in distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-800-273-8255.
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