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June 16, 2020

Ben Haenow releases charity single ‘If You’re Lonely’ in aid of mental health and it’s a must listen.

STORY BY //
Ella Rae

Shining a light on mental health, platinum selling artist Ben Haenow has released a much needed track called “If You’re Lonely”All proceeds from his new single ‘If You’re Lonely’ will be donated to the charity Mind. The guitar in this track is lovely and the beat is captivating. I loved the heart-felt lyrics, almost wanted to cry. The vocals are beautiful when matched with the sounds of violins.

Explaining the inspiration for ‘If You’re Lonely’, Ben Haenow said, “I think that admitting you have, at some point, suffered with your own mental health issues is essentially just admitting to being human. We all have stress, anxiety, negative thoughts and feel down sometimes, but there is still so much stigma attached to those words ‘mental health’.

He continued, “This song was initially kind of like writing a note to myself… ‘I know you’ was almost a reference to my own realisation that I knew deep down how I was feeling wasn’t the real me, and more the effects of all my own negative thoughts and experiences. But also that it can sometimes take someone who really knows you to be able to bring you back from feeling like you are alone with nowhere to turn.

Ben made the decision to donate all proceeds from ‘If You’re Lonely’ to Mind after seeing the life-changing work the charity does. He explained:

I have friends who have had experience with Mind and the help, support and counselling that they offer. I have seen how it has lifted such a weight, almost a physical weight, from them and given them not only hope for their future, but aspirations and actual happiness. That’s why I have chosen Mind as the charity I want to help support with the single.

He shot to fame after being crowned winner of The X Factor in 2014.Just great! Just listen and enjoy, then share your thoughts below. Add this to your playlist today.

Get the track: https://open.spotify.com/track/3wh2U4lLPbBPoXA9FPSEfc

Connect: https://www.benhaenow-official.com/

With love,
Ella Rae
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