Video Breakdown: Linkin Park - Heavy
On July 20th, 2017, the world lost one of the most talented and influential rock stars of our generation. Right after we lost another rock star in Chris Cornell. Looking back at these songs, you realize he was always talking about death and how people would react if he was gone. All we can do now is enjoy the memories and the songs he left behind for us. With that, let's break this video down.
Without trying to foreshadow any of the events that took place, Linkin Park talks about how life's events and situations can really weigh on someone's body and soul. Being able to put into lyrics what most of us think is a challenge in itself. This is what made Linkin Park so special for most of this generation.
In the video, you see Chester writing down his thoughts and and getting ready to go to a sort of group therapy session. You then see Kiiara in the group and the session ensues. One thing that you may want to take note here is that these guys are obviously going trough a lot and you can see that these guys are basically at each others throats. This is something that happens a lot in group therapy from what I've heard because some people are so busy trying to cope with their problems that they forget to realize that they aren't the only one with problems. Chester eventually finds himself in a fight in a bathroom with himself, symbolizing that the battle isn't physical, it's mental. At the end you see Kiiara sitting next to Chester to show that she's there for him.
If there's one thing to take away from this video, it's the fact that no matter how alone we all feel, we aren't alone. Sometimes the battle inside us can feel overpowering and we can feel like we are losing the fight, but there are people out there willing to help others fight those battles. If you ever feel like that, turn on the bat signal and let your Batman rescue you.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with similar issues, don't be afraid to seek help. It's better to share your struggle than to let it get the best of you. Visit
Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.