I will be the first to admit that I was not entirely sold on Chris Stapleton. I am not sure he is a ground-breaking talent, and his songs do not necessarily move me like some other artists. HOWEVER, today I watched his newest video for "Fire Away". If you have not seen it, the song and the video, which centers around the theme of depression, is breath-taking.
The video was done in conjunction with the organization www.changedirection.org, which is all about informing people about mental illness. It is apparent that as our world learns more and more about mental health, that we are capable of arming ourselves with the knowledge that can help save our family, our friends, and maybe even ourselves. If you have ever been touched by a suicide, my heart goes out to you.
Chris Stapleton, you may not have had my attention until this morning, but dammit, you have it now.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI-aPHeUDlk&feature=youtu.be