Acclaimed alternative pop rock artist Izzy Thomas has newly released her latest single ‘Everybody Wants Something’, and she is using the song to raise funds for local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
Originally from Hull, Izzy is now based in London, and she says that her new single speaks honestly about mental health, including her own experience, and describes the strain city life can have for some.
Speaking about the song, Izzy said: “I actually wrote this song after having quite a bad panic attack. My partner was sitting playing guitar to calm me down, I started singing what I felt. Then within an hour the song was fully written.
“It’s been something that’s come in and out of my life for years now. Living in a big city like London can be hard, as it’s so emotionally and physically draining at times.
“However, I didn’t want this to be depressing! So it’s written in a way that I think is uplifting for people, and will be something they can relate to.”
The song ‘Everybody Wants Something’ has already gained multiple plays from different BBC stations across the country, with BBC Introducing saying of Izzy: “Amazing voice!”
Izzy says that she wants to help anybody else feeling the same through her music, and by going back to her roots of Hull, she is also keen to raise funds to benefit local mental health charity Hull & East Yorkshire Mind.
Marie-Louise Robinson, Community Fundraiser for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind says that Izzy’s song will resonate with many local people who experience poor mental health. She said: “Izzy’s song ‘Everybody Wants Something’ describes her own emotional experiences of feeling anxious and the pressures of living away from home. It shows that it’s OK not to feel OK”.
Marie-Louise continued: “It’s incredibly kind of Izzy to use her new song to raise much-needed funds for our charity, and also raise awareness of the importance of mental health.
“All donations we receive enable us to provide support and advice to local people experiencing mental health difficulties, to get well and change their lives.”
A video for the single has just been released, and can be watched on YouTube, with a donation page for the charity in the description. (Watch video here) “Let’s remove the stigma and start talking openly about our mental health. #EBWS is raising money for Hull East Yorkshire Mind Charity. An organisation that last year has supported over 5500 local people experiencing mental health problems and needing to talk. There are more people that still need help, please donate below: https://rb.gy/622tuc”
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind offers a free and confidential information line for anyone who needs information, advice or support. You can call then 24/7 on 01482 240133, Freephone 0800 1380990 or email: info@HEYMind.org.uk.
[Jack Moore – Hull and East Yorkshire Mind]