Yungblud tackles the topic of mental health in a new song

Yungblud tackles the topic of mental health in a new song

Yungblud returns today, June 21, with new single “Breakdown” in support of mental health charities. The British musician, who in the newly released song addresses the topic in a personal way and referring to his own experience, has set himself the goal of donating 1 pound (and up to 25,000 pounds) to the Mind and Sound Mind Live charities for every use of the CapCut model – an application for creating clips on smartphones that is very popular among TikTok users – of the song.

“Breakdown” will be accompanied by a video that will premiere on YouTube at 8pm today, featuring Dame Harriet Walter.

Yungblud had shared a preview of the song a few weeks ago, making it known that “the current year has been the most difficult for my mental health”.

He added: “I’ve never felt too good in my life, it’s just this thing that’s eaten away at me. For as long as I can remember I’ve been constantly afraid of how quickly my head could darken. It’s always been very difficult to fight the darkness that inevitably I feel inside. Many people say it’s a phase and it will go away. It’s not like that and the reality of the situation is that I have to find strategies to deal with it.” He concluded: “Try to get out of your head and notice the world around you, notice the things and people around you. Connect with them, chances are they probably feel the same. Don’t let the bullshit in your head consume you. It’s just a waste of precious time. Remember what is real. Help people, be kind, help the world, help yourself. If you think you can’t do it, you can do it. You can get through this, trust me. Use this poem in the morning to get out of bed, use it when you’re about to back out of something at the last minute, use it when you’re in your darkest hour. There’s a little light inside. Don’t forget to put your feet in the grass.”

The rocker, whose latest eponymous album dates back to 2022, will be in concert in Italy next month when he performs at the I-Days Milano 2024 on July 7 at the SNAI San Siro Hippodrome opening for Bring Me The Horizon.