Chase Rice has released a short film video for his brand new single, “Bench Seat”, which comes from his forthcoming album, “I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell,” set for release February 10th. The video puts the spotlight on mental health struggles.
Says Rice of the song: “My buddy was in a really dark place – to the point where he was ready to end his own life. It took a lot for him to take me back to that moment, but when he told me what stopped him it stopped me in my tracks: his dog came and laid his head on his lap, and that connection saved him. I wrote this song by myself with the point of view from the dog’s perspective – which might not be obvious right away – and what that moment might have meant for the two of them if not for that intervention.”
The video, directed by Kaiser Cunningham, comes in the form of a 7+-minute short film spotlighting the mental health struggle that affects countless people. The intention of the video is to encourage viewers to feel comfortable talking about the topic and seeking the assistance they need, with its conclusion pointing to available resources via wannatalkaboutit.com and for anyone in crisis to call/text 988.
Watch the video for “Bench Seat” – here.
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