Mar 272014
 

ForToday_2013The video for the songBreak The Cycle’ from For Today can be seen below. The clip was directed by Frankie Nasso, who has previously worked with Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate and Emmure. The track is taken from the band’s new studio album, “Fight The Silence”, which was released on February 4 via Razor & Tie.

The video for the “Fight The Silence” title cut was directed by Daniel Davison, who has previously worked with August Burns Red, The Chariot, Manchester Orchestra, and Norma Jean. The song has a strong social message and proceeds from the sale of this track and album will go to support the A21 Campaign to help shine a light on the issue of human trafficking.

For Today lead vocalist Mattie Montgomery had all of the lyrics written for the song before he arrived at the studio to record it. He explains: “The morning before we got in, I watched a video someone sent me called ‘Girls Going Wild In The Red Light District’. They were, like, ‘Ignore the title. Just watch the video.’In the video, there are six girls standing in the window of a brothel in Amsterdam. This song starts playing and these prostitutes all start doing this synchronized dance to this music. Then at the end of it, these girls get done and the windows go black and this screen at the top of the building comes on and says, ‘Every year thousands of girls are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly they many of them end up here.”

Mattie sat in the studio and wept for a good twenty minutes. “I was sobbing, snot coming out of my nose, tears coming down my face.

“How can we help? Where do we even start?

“I literally went through the lyrics to this song called ‘Hope’, which is ironic. I went through the lyrics that I had written and selected everything and I hit delete.

“You know what? I want the world to hear about this thing. So I re-wrote them in 45 minutes that morning. Then we recorded it. That’s ‘Fight The Silence’.”

For Today will work to raise funds via the album and touring to continue the global effort to rescue and rehabilitate those who have been victimized and to oppose and prosecute those who are responsible for the buying and selling of other human beings.

Our album review for “Fight The Silence” can be found here.

For Today‘s mainman Mattie Montgomery‘s has released a new speaking album“See the Storm” in August of last year, check out our review here.

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Video below ‘Break The Cycle’

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