During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been hard for traditional fundraising events to take place. Our fantastic supporters have been finding amazing, creative new ways to fundraise for us instead!
Music can have a massive impact on your wellbeing, it can lift your spirits or be cathartic. We’ve had some amazing artists supporting us, some of who have written and recorded songs to fundraise for Solent Mind and spread awareness of mental health. We’ve even put together a Spotify playlist of all these great tracks!
Harrison was inspired by the many stories in the news about mental health issues and the impact it’s had on people close to him. The idea behind the song was to show that there are others out there feeling the same, and to encourage people to open up and talk. When lockdown started, Harrison knew it would be a difficult time for many people and that it was the right time for Darkness to be released. The track has now been featured on BBC South Today, with radio plays on Express FM and BBC Radio Solent.
Lead singer David says: “I Walk is about a teacher I had at my primary school. He was an extremely kind, caring and compassionate man. When I was at the age of about 4 or 5, before I had even picked up a musical instrument, he was the very first person to suggest to my parents that I might have some kind of musical talent. One day he wasn’t at school, and I didn’t really understand why at the time. I’ll always miss the way he would play guitar in assemblies whilst we sang along to the songs on the projector. I think this song is a way of making things feel a little better.”
Pioneers were generous enough to release this track to support Solent Mind as we continue to raise money to offer support during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Feeling Blue was one of the first tracks they played together as a band and stands for hope and that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.