Red Sun Rising Promotes Mental Health Awareness with “Stealing Life”

Red Sun Rising Promotes Mental Health Awareness with "Stealing Life"

The Ohio rock band Red Sun Rising just released their newest video and single from the sophomore album thread “Stealing Life” which touches on the aftermath of family and friends dealing with the pain of suicide.

Red Sun Rising has truly upped their rock status with Thread taking major steps to being one of the next big bands in rock. Read on… has the latest on Red Sun Rising who feels that they’ve finally arrived as a rock band.

Despite their debut album in 2015 Polyester Zeal which gave the band their much-deserved breakout, Thread really provides a more fleshed-out representation of what the band can do.

And you can see and hear it with their videos and music. Red Sun Rising singer-guitarist Mike Protich had this to say to Loudwire about Thread:

This album feels like a rebirth. Although Red Sun Rising played 140 shows on our last tour, it was not until we made this album that I felt we became a band. The growth and evolution of RSR that you will hear in our sound and our songwriting builds on our ‘Thread’ mentality (songs that people can love and sing with us but don’t fit a mold). We aren’t chasing trends and never will.

“Stealing Life” is a moving video touching on the people that are left behind and have to pick up the piece after a loved one has taken their life.

Red Sun Rising website gives a description of the video “Stealing Life”:

This song is about the aftermath of someone taking their own life. A topic that unfortunately hits very close to home with the band. That is why are excited to be able to raise money for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Being able to affect actual change with our music side by side with the charity that changed our lives personally is a dream come true. – Red Sun Rising

We are proud to partner with MusiCares in the US and Music Minds Matter in the UK to promote mental health awareness. Listen close because you can hear The Beatles Lucy in the sky with diamonds riff.

You can catch Red Sun Rising next weekend at Monster Energy’s Aftershock going down in Discovery Park in Sacramento on October 13th and 14th.

If you know anyone suffering from depression or has suicidal thoughts reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday

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