Rockers Trash Boat have released a cover of Linkin Park‘s “Given Up,” and we have to say it is kicking ass…
The song has been released as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and Songs That Saved My Life’s Mental Health May.
The whole reasoning behind The Songs That Saved My Life project is to engage current artists to do cover versions of different songs, all benefits from the cover songs go to support a variety of different mental health and suicide prevention organizations that include, Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms.
Trash Boat’s singer Tobi Duncan has released a video testimonial that includes the track and reveals why the Trash Boat chose to cover the Linkin Park track.
Duncan says: “I remember watching a radio interview Chester Bennington did in February 2017, just 5 months before his death. He spoke so plainly and openly about his suffering to the extent that, with the benefit of hindsight, it was obviously a desperate cry for help.” Adding: “May is mental health awareness month, and with this cover comes a reminder to be the voice that counterbalances the army of negativity in someone’s head. Make the first move, ask the difficult questions and keep the conversation going, even if it seems helpless. You CAN make a difference.”
Check out the video testimonial below: