Today I dropped a new song and video and I wanted to share some thoughts on it with you all.
Tiny Angel was inspired by one of my friends and his partner who tragically lost their baby to stillbirth, and seeing the inevitable impact it had on them for such a long time after. It fucked him up to the point where he came extremely close to taking his life. It’s something that nobody should ever have to experience.
Although the main sentiment comes from his story, I also drew inspiration from a number of people I’ve seen go through the trauma of losing a child. It was incredibly hard to write but I can’t even begin to imagine the extent of actually going through it. It’s very dark and difficult to listen to because it’s so confronting, but it’s real.
The video was directed and produced by my visual director, the amazing Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. One of the main messages we wanted to convey in the video was to anyone who’s struggling through something, no matter what it is, to not suffer in silence. Here in Australia we lose far too many people to suicide – as many as three people a day – and the rate increases every year. It’s a devastating issue that we all need to engage in more conversation about. No matter what it is you’re going through you need to talk to someone about it, whether it’s a loved one or a professional. It can be as simple as reaching out by sending a text message. It’s okay to not be okay.
I also really wanted to give something back through the message of this song, so I have created a Tiny Angel t-shirt and hoodie that are on sale now. All profits from these items will be donated to The Stillbirth Foundation.
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia is an independent charity who are 100% community funded and represent the voice of thousands of Australian families who have been touched by stillbirth. These funds will go towards research and prevention of Stillbirth, which currently occurs six times per day on average in Australia.
Special thanks to Merchfan & AS Colour for their generous donations in making the Tiny Angel T-Shirt and Hoodie happen.
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