Pantera legend Philip Anselmo has been incredibly prolific in recent years, balancing a number of different projects. In January, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals unleashed their sophomore album, Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue, and have now teamed up with Loudwire to bring you the video for “Choosing Mental Illness,” which was inspired by the classic 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and can be viewed above.
“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,” Anselmo begins. “I’ve had a lot of questions about the LP title, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue and song title, ‘Choosing Mental Illness,’” he continues, “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.”