Alanis Morissette Releases Her Song ‘Rest’ Dedicated To Chester Bennington
Musician, singer, and songwriter, Alanis Morisette announced the release of the studio version of ‘Rest’ on Mental Health Action Day on her Twitter account. The song was written and performed as a tribute to late Linkin Park star, Chester Bennington who committed suicide four years ago.
As you may remember, Linkin Park legend, Chester Bennington killed himself by hanging on July 20, 2017, which was Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday who also committed suicide two months earlier. This unexpected death devastated both friends and fans of Bennington. On October 27, 2017, his bandmates and friends performed a tribute concert for their late friend entitled Linkin Park and Friends: Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington.
Apart from Linkin Park, many artists and bands such as Blink-182, System of a Down, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Kiara, and Alanis Morisette paid tribute to Chester during the show. During the memorial concert in 2017, Morisette performed ‘Rest’ for the first time. The song was written by Morissette and Michael Farrell and dedicated to Chester Bennington.
Recently, Alanis officially released the song on Mental Health Action Day with a strong message. Morisette dedicated the song not only to the late Linkin Park legend but also to all people who had suicidal tendencies and had been suffering from depression, anxiety, and many other mental struggles. She intentionally chose this day to draw attention to these people and raise awareness about their problems revealing that ‘Rest’ was specifically written for them on her Twitter account.
Here’s what she wrote:
“Today is Mental Health Action Day… I’m sharing a song entitled ‘Rest’ 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.”
You can see the tweet below.
today is #MentalHealthAction Day… i'm sharing a song entitled “Rest” 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. https://t.co/q7KLnPjBPY pic.twitter.com/WdjxUTDi6y
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) May 20, 2021
You can listen to the song and watch the memorial below.