Rise Against Team Up With the It Gets Better Project for 'Make It Stop (September's Children)' Video
Rise Against have released their new video 'Make It Stop (September's Children),' a collaboration with the It Gets Better Project, which helps LGBT youth to see the what the future holds for them.
The powerful video was shot at singer Tim McIlrath's actual alma mater, Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois. Warning: some of the scenes may be hard to watch because of their sensitive nature.
"Our video follows the lives of three characters, who in their own ways are experiencing different obstacles in their lives to the point where they considering killing themselves," Tim explains in a behind-the-scenes clip.
He explains of the 'Endgame' track: "I wanted to write a song that addressed homophobia on a broad scale. September's Children were the teen suicides that happened in the month of September. They were gay teens, gay-perceived teens, some cases just bullied teens. The song can apply to anybody who is feeling so tormented that they feel like there's no place for them in the future and that killing themselves is a better option."
The emotional video is not to be missed, and while it depicts several difficult situations, it also offers hope, showing teens that there's so much to live for. "To that generation of kids who are feeling like they're alone or that they don't fit in or there's no future for them, not only is there a future for them, but we need them in that future," Tim adds. "It definitely gets better."
Watch the 'Make It Stop (September's Children)' video below and get more information on ItGetsBetter.org.