Canadian punk rockers Sum 41 have shared a new version of their ballad ‘Catching Fire’, this time featuring a guest spot from nothing,nowhere..
Frontman Deryck Whibley wrote this ballad for his wife, Ari Whibley, after her suicide attempt and they are talking about it for the first time ever in hopes to raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month.
This is what he had to say about it.
“Writing this song was cathartic for me in dealing with my emotions for the first time about almost losing my wife to suicide. When I first played it for her, it was the beginning of us having an open conversation about what she went through. In sharing her story, we are hoping to let others know they are not alone and that if you need help, there is no shame in saying so.”
nothing,nowhere. also commented on it further.
“As someone who has had to deal with mental illness throughout my life – it was a no brainer when Deryck approached me to get on this song. I think it’s important to let those close to you know that you love them and that you are there for them unconditionally. I’m a lifelong sum 41 fan and I’m honoured to be a part of something like this.”
You can check out the new version of ‘Catching Fire’ below.
The original version of the track appears on the band’s 2019 full-length album, ‘Order In Decline’, and can be heard below.