“Every Step I Take,” the latest song from Tom Morello, has a little deeper meaning than you’d expect.
Morello, who worked with Chris Cornell in Audioslave, wrote the song to get rid of some of the stigma behind mental illness:
“For the song ‘Every Step That I Take’ with Portugal.The Man and Whethan, a teenage EDM marvel, we’re partnering with an organization called SAVE, focusing on suicide prevention, information and depression awareness. With the passing of Chris [Cornell] over a year ago, and the momentum towards removing the stigma from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts, it was very important to have a song from that point of view. I’ve had mental illness issues in my family and among my friends in the past, and there’s a current trend toward this demystification to encourage people, among your friends, loved ones and professionals, there is help and there are ways. You know, you break your arm — it’s not a stigma to go to the hospital to get it set. Hopefully we’re able to start looking at suicidal thoughts and depression in the same way that can materially save lives.”
Matt Schultz from Cage The Elephant also helped write “Every Step I Take.” We think it’s a great collab from a lot of talented artists.
Check out the video and let us know what you think.