The Freelance Whales’ popular single is part of a video released by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund as part of National Melanoma Awareness month.
“Dear 16-Year-Old-Me” features real people telling their younger selves about protecting against skin cancer. The band lent “1st Floor Generator” to the creator of the video because as frontman Judah Dadone told Spinner, the subject hit close to home.
“We felt compelled to contribute music to this video, because it seems that melanoma is a cancer that a lot of young people aren’t totally aware of,” he says. “Personally, my mother’s side of the family has had issues with less serious forms of skin cancer, here and there, so it’s something that’s been in my mental periphery for a while now. Melanoma happens to be one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer, though, and the fact that it’s relatively common among young people means that we should all be reminding one another — and ourselves — to treat ourselves to a healthier future.”
Check out the video below and to learn more about the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund visit the website.