Bon Jovi Shares New Song 'Unbroken,' A Tribute Veterans and Service Dogs
By Taylor Fields
November 1, 2019
Bon Jovi has released their new song "Unbroken," an emotional track that will also be featured in the forthcoming documentary To Be of Service. And the band, along with Island records, are donating proceeds from the song to an important organization.
Written by Jon Bon Jovi and produced by John Shanks, "Unbroken" is a touching song from a veteran's perspective about everything they experience while at war, and then when they come home and are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (commonly referred to as PTSD). The rocker sings lyrics like, "It's 18 months now I've been stateside/ With this medal on my chest/ But there are things I can't remember/ And there are things I won't forget."
For the next year, Bon Jovi and Island Records will donate 100% of net proceeds from "Unbroken" to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that, as their official website explains, matches veterans "with highly trained and skilled Service Dogs that allow their new partners to become more independent, self-confident, and comfortable with life outside of the military/law enforcement."
In "Unbroken," Bon Jovi talks about the comfort that service dogs provide veterans: "My service dog's done more for me/ Than the medication would."
In a statement, Jon explained of the song, "This song is meant to honor America's veterans and their service, but I also wanted to take an unflinching look at the reality of their daily lives and struggles." And in a video posted to social media, he added, "This song, 'Unbroken,' I wrote for a film called To Be of Service. It's about soldiers returning from war and dealing with PTSD. It'll also be featured on our forthcoming record Bon Jovi 2020, coming in the spring."
To Be of Service, directed and produced by Academy Award nominated director Josh Aronson, will have a theatrical release on November 1st in New York and November 8th in Los Angeles. Then, the documentary will be released on Netflix on Veterans Day, November 11th.