Toronto-based Words Like Wildfire is proud to premiere the music video for “The Rain,” a track from the band’s upcoming second EP. The video and track aim to shed a light on mental health. “‘The Rain’ is part one of a three-part video series based around mental health, substance abuse, and addiction,” bassist and second vocalist A.J. Chmilar said. “The goal is to show the depths of how bad it can really get for people. There are so many ways one person’s struggle can ripple through their loved one’s lives.”
The three-song series will touch on the five stages of grief as the band hopes to shed some light on mental health leading to substance abuse and death from overdose. Chmilar expanded on the band’s approach to the song and the trilogy.
“The song itself is about seeing someone for whom you care deeply fall into a cycle of destruction. One can offer guidance but must learn that we all must save ourselves: ‘You gotta help me help you.’ It is also acknowledging one’s own demons – ‘I’ll have you know, I’m a mess’ – and how trying to save someone else from ‘drowning in the rain’ can pull you underwater just as quickly.