Major Moment Covers “Leave Out All The Rest” to Support Campaign for Those Struggling with Mental Illness
Talinda Bennington, the wife of the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington created 320 Changes Direction following his suicide. As she explains, “The idea for 320 was born out of my personal experience and the recognition that we can do better to address the needs of those who are suffering with mental health concerns and addiction. For 13 years I watched my husband Chester struggle with depression and substance use. I often felt scared and alone. I was uneducated about the challenges he faced and I wanted information – but finding answers to my questions and available help for our family was very difficult. After my husband lost his battle with depression and addiction, I knew I had to make a change to the mental health landscape. I began speaking to as many mental health groups as I could find. Whitney Showler and Music For Relief have been very supportive and helpful on this journey.”
Today we premiere a cover of Linkin Park’s “Leave Out All The Rest” by Boston-based modern rock act, Major Moment. Russian-born vocalists Andrey Borzykin and Sasha Razumova lead the group, which will release the follow-up to its debut EP one small stEP, in May. All proceeds from the band’s version of the tune will be directed to 320 Changes Direction.
Borzykin tells Relix, “2017 was off to a great start for us. We were scheduled to perform on stage with our favorite musician of all time – Chester Bennington of Linkin Park at LA’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Unfortunately, that dream wasn’t meant to come true and the performance got postponed, and then the world got hit by tragic news on July 20th. Linkin Park’s music was an integral part of our lives for 17 years and guided us through some dark times. Sasha and I actually met because we both were members of the Russian fan community. They were a major motivation behind starting Major Moment and moving to the U.S., so we took his death very personally, as if it happened within our own family. The video for ‘Leave Out All The Rest’ was made as a way to cope with this loss.”