Last May, a number of indie artists came together to start a conversation on the ill effects that global lockdown was having on mental health. The result was the first Group Therapy compilation. Now, we are getting a second volume of the compilation featuring artists like The Big Moon, Phoebe Green, TV Priests, and Sinead O’Brien.
The founders of the project, Tash and Ella, have a real knack for finding the highest concentration of contributors: the first Group Therapy album had a mammoth 62-song track list featuring artists like Lacuna Common, Hotel Lux, and Max Bloom. The second volume manages to pack a gigantic 54 tunes onto a single release, most of whom are underground and obscure indie artists.
All proceeds from Group Therapy Vol. 2 are slated to be split and donated between Black Minds Matter UK and Help Musicians. “Now more than ever we need to be supporting initiatives that allow people to access support, and are opening up conversations about mental health,” the official release states. “Both these organisations offer invaluable and accessible services, as well as education around the topic.”
“We saw when reaching out to artists for this compilation that so many had their own stories and experiences with mental health, it’s become so clear that this is something that so many people in the UK live with. Saying this, we look to the future and see a much brighter one, where there are open, honest conversations about mental health and those who are suffering can use a wealth of resources to get support catered for their needs and individual experience.”
Supporting the compilation will directly support mental health organizations, as well as musicians struggling to make a living during lockdown. The compilation has also provided links to support lines and resources to help with declining mental health.
Check out the link to the album’s Bandcamp page here.