Sound Mind Vol 1 album released

Posted on: 30 June 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

The first ever Cardboard Citizens album is now available to download! Sound: Mind Volume 1 was created by a group of talented young Cardboard Citz Members as part of our ACT NOW programme, in collaboration with Lyrix Organix, and explores their lives and the subject of mental health.

The result is an incredible mix of powerful music, spoken word, rap and poignant lyrics that invites you to explore the sunshine and shade of young people's mental health told by them, through their own words and music. Earlier this month, one lucky audience had the chance to see the concept album performed live as part of Islington's Word2017 Festival and now you can download it for free or listen below.

Sound:Mind Volume 1 was created over 10 days taking the performers from our HQ in Whitechapel to the legendary Roundhouse Studios. Our ACT NOW Members (all of whom are NEET or have experience of homelessness) worked with the brilliant arts educators Lyrix Organix to explore the lyrics and music of acclaimed musician Little Simz' Stillness in Wonderland, before writing and recording their own original work.

We want to share this album as far and wide as possible, so please download it, share the link with your friends and family and help spread the world using the hashtag #soundmindvol1

To download the album, click here or listen via the player above. Let us know what you think using #soundmindvol1!

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With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded