Rise Against Premiere Video For Make It Stop
Premiering the video for their single Make It Stop (September's Children), Rise Against have partnered up with the It Gets Better Project to show their support and give hope to LGBT kids and teens. When talking about the motivation for writing Make It Stop, lead singer Tim McIlrath said:
A number of events were the catalyst for the creation of Make It Stop, everything from the suicides in September 2010, to our own fans voicing their fears and insecurities from time to time. I decided to create the song as a response, and when I discovered the It Gets Better campaign and [It Gets Better Project co-founder] Dan Savage's commitment to such an important and concise message, I was moved. I immediately felt that if our song is the road, then the It Gets Better campaign is the destination. I hope the synergy between the two can reach people and make a difference.
In the behind the scenes video for Make It Stop, McIlrath had these words of advice for kids that have lost hope:
To that generation of kids that feel that they are alone, or that they don't fit in, or that there is no future for them, not only is there a future for them, but we need them in that future.
Check out Rise Against's video for Make It Stop below along with a behind the scenes look at the making of the video. For more information about the It Gets Better Project, please visit their website.