PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: ‘Choosing Mental Illness’ Music Video Released

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS have released a music video for a song “Choosing Mental Illness”, which can be seen below. Song is taken from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS‘ sophomore album, “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”, which was released in January via Anselmo‘s Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world.

Anselmo stated: “”This video is based on one of my favorite films about the harshness of mental illness. Being up close and personal with the struggle, I often feel like R.P. McMurphy, who I play in the clip.

“I’ve had a lot of questions about the LP title, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’, and songtitle, ‘Choosing Mental Illness’,” he continued, “but make no mistake, I take mental illness very seriously, especially because it often goes untreated. We’ve taken some extra steps at the end of the video with information that you, or someone close to you, might need.

“On a lighter note, it’s always a blast to do creative things like the video with my band, crew, and family,” Anselmo added. “Bringing Michael St. Michaels into the fold was like having your favorite wacky uncle over for the holidays! He did a great job as our version of Nurse Ratchedand he’s an absolutely lovable and talented guy.”