The clocks went back in the UK a few weekends ago, with darker days ushering in the winter blues for many people. For some, this is the hardest time of the year.
Of course, there are those who struggle all year around, but November has been elected as a month to draw attention to these mental health issues. This year, a number of organisations have come forward in an attempt to help those who feel alone, focussing on music.
As the ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’ (or CALM) put it in 2013, “to some of us, music is as vital as breathing and an important tool for dealing with the shit life throws at us.” This is a sentiment that hits home for a lot of people, musicians and listeners alike. Last Christmas, we spoke to Jamie Lenman in an intimate interview, and he repeated this message; “some people rely heavily on music, whilst some just nod along to the beat.”
Many artists have joined the campaign, creating their own ‘Songs that Saved my Life’ playlist, which can generally be found on Spotify. We’ve decided to join the movement. This month is dedicated to those who often find conflict in their lives.
With a compilation album released today, the Songs that Saved my Life tracklist is comprised of iconic Hopeless Records talent, performing the songs that had a monumental impact in their own lives.
In the same vein, the WaveByte Team have created a playlist of the songs that saved us.
Music unites us.
The WaveByte Team
The Samaritans: 116 123
Campaign Against Living Miserably: 0800 58 58 58
Papyrus: 0800 068 41 41
Childline: 0800 1111
The Silver Line: 0800 4 70 80 90