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Hopeless Records Announce ‘Songs That Saved My Life” Compilation

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Hopeless Records has announced a new compilation of cover songs. The full press release about the project, the track listing, a trailer, and the video for Neck Deep’s rendition of “Torn” can be found below.

    Today, Hopeless Records along with their nonprofit organization, Sub City, announces Songs That Saved My Life, a brand centered around music that has played a pivotal role in the lives of artists and fans and that benefits mental health and suicide prevention charities. The compilation will be released on November 9 through Hopeless Records and includes covers from bands like Neck Deep, Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday, Dan Campbell and Ace Enders, Movements, The Maine, Dance Gavin Dance, and more. Full track listing can be found below.
    Songs That Saved My Life looks to engage current artists with cover versions of those songs and share those stories with the world. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organizations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms.

    September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides with various activities around the world since 2003.

    If you, or someone you care about are in crisis, please reach out for help. In the US, you can text HOME to 741741. Outside of the US, you can find many resources at or

    The compilation album kicked off today with the release of the song and music video for Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn” (originally made famous by Natalie Imbruglia). Speaking about why they chose to cover the song, Neck Deep lead singer Ben Barlow said, “This song is a classic for a lot people; it’s actually one of my girlfriend’s favorite songs ever, so we’ve listened to it a lot. It clicked that we could cover it one day when we were on tour, eating somewhere and it came on the radio. We started singing along and quickly realized this would make an awesome cover, once we’d ND’d it.”

    Working with the same team that produced the video for “Don’t Wait,” Ben continues, “We recorded the song with my brother Seb, and the video rolled round a little while later. Once again we teamed up with our buddies at OWIG and aimed to recreate the original video, but with a ND twist. It also features some cameos from some of our closest friends in the ND unit! It was a lot of fun being able to cover such a well-known song. Shooting the video was a breeze and as always the OWIG team nailed it.”

    Songs That Saved My Life is now available for pre-order at When fans pre-order digitally through iTunes, they will receive and instant grat download of Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn”. It is also now available to stream through Apple Music and Spotify.

    On the launch of Songs That Saved My Life, label founder and President Louis Posen remarks, “Many of us became passionate about music, not just because it made us feel good in good times, but because of how it got us through tough times. Songs That Saved My Life is an ongoing project of our non-profit organization, Sub City, with a goal to recognize and use the power of music to break down the stigma associated with talking about mental health and to end the suffering of our loved ones.”

    “We are very excited about this inaugural Songs That Saved My Life compilation. We are forever grateful to all of the bands on the compilation for being the first artists to be involved in the project, and for their courage to talk about how music helped them during difficult moments. If we can all talk about these moments together we will have taken the first and most difficult step in making things better.”

    Sub City, the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of Hopeless, donates funds and raises awareness for various non-profit organizations by connecting artists, fans and causes they are passionate about. Sub City has raised over 2.5 million dollars for more than 50 non-profit organizations including Living the Dream, It Gets Better Project, A Place Called Home,, and New Directions for Youth.

    Learn more about the benefiting organizations from Songs That Saved My Life:

    Crisis Text Line
    Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via text. We support people across a range of crises from anxiety and depression, to self-harm and suicide, and lots of crises in between, to help them get from a hot moment to a cool calm.

    Text HOME to 741741

    For more information visit:

    Hope For The Day
    Hope for the Day achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms. It’s ok not to be ok, have hope.

    For more information visit:

    The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.

    For more information visit:

    To Write Love On Her Arms
    To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

    For more information visit:

    Track Listing

    1. Neck Deep – ‘Torn’ [Natalie Imbrublia]
    2. Movements – ‘Losing My Religion’ [R.E.M]
    3. Stand Atlantic – ‘Your Graduation’ [Modern Baseball]
    4. Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Semi Charmed Life’ [Third Eye Blind]
    5. Against Me! – ‘People Who Died’ [The Jim Carroll Band]
    6. Taking Back Sunday – ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ [The Smashing Pumpkins]
    7. Dream State – ‘Crawling’ [Linkin Park]
    8. As It Is – ‘Such Great Heights’ [The Postal Service]
    9. Oceans Ate Alaska – ‘Shape Of My Heart’ [Sting]
    10. Too Close To Touch – ‘Let It Be’ [The Beatles]
    11. Dan Campbell & Ace Enders – ‘Broom People’ [The Mountain Goats]
    12. The Maine – ‘Transatlanticism’ [Death Cab For Cutie]

  2. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    I like this cover a lot.
  3. Only a band as boring as Neck Deep could make a song this great sound so lifeless
    Carrow, currytheword and LCT Music like this.
  4. Analog Drummer


    Dig this! Hands Like House version still pips it. But it’s cool
  5. DandonTRJ

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  6. tshreve


    most of this sounds like it's going to be really horrible but I absolutely cannot wait for the Maine's Death Cab cover
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  7. tshreve


    another note: in that Neck Deep cover did they really need to change the lyrics to make it "no homo" like come on
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  8. Analog Drummer


    I have no problems with them changing it to be more relatable to himself. He’s possibly gonna be singing it 4x a week
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  9. LCT Music

    Newbie Supporter

    No one needed this cover.
    I am interested to hear The Maine do DCFC, but most of these I’m not keen for. Taking Back Sunday should be interesting.
  10. Analog Drummer


    Perhaps the 4 mental health charity organisations are more appreciative of it though
  11. What a weird battle to fight.
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  12. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Sounds like you were prejudiced going into it. Not sure how this is lifeless by any means. As good as the original? No. A good, fun, pop-punk cover? Yes.
    Which comment were you referring to here? The "no homo" one I'm guessing?
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  13. Analog Drummer


    It’s confusing when it’s just written out of context like a subtweet ay
  14. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    As problematic as this band has been in the past, I doubt them changing the gender of the subject was done to make it "no homo" ... so strange to immediately go there.
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  15. moura


    Have you heard the Off By One cover version?
  16. JulieLynn

    Here for the music, not the drama Supporter

    This is going to be awesome!!!!!!
  17. schackbr


    interested to hear the TBS cover.

    most of their covers throughout the years have been pretty good.

    equally as interested to hear The Maine cover.
  18. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    I really like this cover. It's fun, what else does anyone want from a pop punk cover of a pop song anyway?

    Not looking forward to many of the others, the artists I would most be looking forwards to are covering songs I don't know or like (TBS, Against Me!, Dan Campbell & Ace Enders).

    Not particularly looking forward to the covers by Stand Atlantic, Dream State, As It Is or The Maine, not because I dislike the bands, but I just don't see their covers of songs I love being something I would enjoy.

    I'll give them all a listen anyway but there are only a few I feel like I'm looking forward to.
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  19. Analog Drummer


    No but I’ll look it up now, ta
  20. withchappedlips


    im excited to hear the Maine and TBS! Wish Neck Deep wasn’t in on this but i will probably still buy it.
  21. Dust Of Fallen Rome


  22. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    The Dream State cover should be fun. Generally I find LP are a hard band to fuck up. The Crossfaith cover of "Faint" was surprisingly good.

    I'm genuinely keen for a Stand Atlantic MoBo cover as well.

    Do we really need another "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" cover though? I mean jesus that horse is dead, stop beating the poor bastard...
  23. SpinelessYesBloke

    Co-host of The Wasting Time Podcast

    Neck Deep covering a Neigbours star's cover of an Ednaswap song that was dull to begin with. :sleeping:
  24. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Torn is in no way a boring song. It has a flawless pre-chorus.
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  25. Analog Drummer


    Correct. And I’m all about that Imbruglia life anyway. Not the original Seppo or European ones