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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:36:15

    Exclusive Video Premiere: Controller, "Separator" - The song was inspired by a very important social issue

    NYC-based clangy Alt-rockers Controller have dropped the video for their song "Separator." The upbeat, keyboard-laced song has a very personal, powerful and important underlying message, since it appears on a charity album that benefits those afflicted with mental illness.

    The video itself finds the band rocking out, and the clip is comprised of tightly-shot performance footage with a slightly violet patina. It's a new purple haze, of sorts!

    So, while the video looks good and the band's pulsating, urgent alt rock sounds even better, the deeper meaning behind the song is what propels the track to greater heights.

    "We were invited to contribute a track to I Will Listen, a charity album for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC-Metro (NAMI)," the band told us. "NAMI is a great organization that helps people affected by mental illness. We all know someone who has had to deal with mental illness in their life in some way, so we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this amazing project."

    The band furthered, "'Separator' is a very personal song for us. It's about putting up defenses--simultaneously reaching out for help yet sabotaging your relationships with the people closest to you, who get to see you at your most vulnerable. It's about acknowledging that something needs to change, but resisting the things that could actually help."

    That's very powerful! We've all had our struggles with mental demons, and we'll all spun our wheels at times, instead of making changes, since change is hard. But isn't it beautiful to know help is there when we need it, in the form of an organization and in the form of music like this? Don't close those doors if you are dealing with any sort of mental issues, from depression and beyond!

    Happy Friday, ARTISTdirectioners. We hope you enjoy this weekend parting gift in the form of this amazing and important video from Controller. With all of that in mind, enjoy Controller's "Separator" video.

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