Sum 41 have teamed up with nothing,nowhere for a reimagined version of their song “Catching Fire.” Frontman Deryck Whibley wrote the track for his wife Ari Whibley after she tried to take her own life. The updated take on the track was released as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and its official video features fan-submitted stories of loss.
“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.”
“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 honored to be a part of something like this.”
The original version of “Catching Fire” appears on Sum 41’s latest album “Order In Decline.”