This post is brought to you in partnership with positive mental health initiative, Don’t Fret Club.
We sat down with the Rattlesnakes’ Frank Carter and Dean Richardson, for an extensive chat about dismantling anxiety, ending the stigma around mental health and how their third album, ‘End Of Suffering’, has cemented their bond as best friends.
Over the course of our longform video, Frank and Dean talk candidly about their personal demons and how their #abetterplaceformeandyou campaign helps to promote positivity during those dark periods.
The pair delve into their wild world of rock and roll, touring and studio stints, exposing their own insecurities in an effort to show that no one is immune to the weight of poor mental health.
Addressing the record’s deeply personal lyrics, Frank explains, “I’ve had a really hard couple of years. I’m not the only person [and] I’m certainly not the last. So naturally that’s what my writing became about for the album.
“The reality was, I had to hit it head on. I had to be as honest and as open as I can. So that meant that the minute you start singing songs called ‘anxiety’ about the exact way it feels when you wake up in the morning and you can’t look at yourself, you then immediately have a responsibility to everyone else to explain that and to not shy away from the platform that you’re building.
“There’s strength in the fact that I was able to find those words before anyone else and there’s [a] responsibility to be able to talk about it in an eloquent way.”
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ new album, ‘End Of Suffering’, is out now.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues discussed in this video, please reach out to speak to a professional for support. Lifeline Australia is 13 11 14, and a list of worldwide helplines is available at dontfret.club/support.