Music News

Alanis Morissette officially releases song performed at Chester Bennington tribute concert

G_alanislinkin_52021
Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Alanis Morissette has officially released her song “Rest,” which she first debuted live during Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington tribute show in October 2017.

The “You Oughta Know” singer wanted to share “Rest” in honor of today, May 20, being Mental Health Action Day. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month.

“[‘Rest’ was] written specifically about those of us who struggle with depression and anxiety, isolation, suicidal ideation and the profound despair that mental illness can plunge us into,” Morissette says. She also encourages listeners to visit MentalHealthIsHealth.us to learn more about “how you can help support yourself and others today and every day.”

This week also marks the four-year anniversary of Linkin Park’s final album with Bennington, 2017’s One More Light. Bennington died two months later in July 2017.

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK] for free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if it feels like it, you are not alone.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.