Before you watch Chase Rice's new music video, you should definitely read his personal warning. “I wouldn’t show your kids, and I want ya’ll to know it covers addiction, self harm, depression etc. Too many people struggle with it, and it’s time to shine some light on it. A dog saved my best friends life, and my dog Jack has blessed mine more than I ever thought he could. This is based on that story. Just know, you’re never alone. Talk to family, talk to friends, hell talk to me. Love y’all.”
Mental health is such an important topic for everyone to learn more about so THANK YOU Chanse for not being afraid to deal with this.
Chase explains where the inspiration for the song "Bench Seat" came from.
“My buddy was in a really dark place – to the point where he was ready to end his own life. It took a lot for him to take me back to that moment, but when he told me what stopped him it stopped me in my tracks: his dog came and laid his head on his lap, and that connection saved him,” Rice explained in a statement. “I wrote this song by myself with the point of view from the dog’s perspective – which might not be obvious right away – and what that moment might have meant for the two of them if not for that intervention.”
Rice’s “Bench Seat” video opens: “This video contains images and language that may be graphic to some viewers and is intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised.”
It closes: “If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, resources and information are available at wannatalkaboutit.com or call, text or chat 988.”
WARNING: Video contains language, self-harm, addiction, substances, death.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide or is in emotional distress, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.