Serenade The Stars Help To Prevent Suicide in Young People this Christmas


Music Video Review

Serenade The stars

“Reflections”

Ft. Morrell, Kwakz, Kong Gonzalez

Whenever a track comes in my inbox that has something to do with preventing suicide; I LISTEN.

Especially this time of year, when so many are celebrating a supposedly joyful time of year, so many more are in the darkest place as Christmas time seems to magnify the loneliness and seclusion.

I know, from personal family experience how important it is to have a song that resonates with someone who is at the bottom of the pit. When a track is played and the words are heard, it not only gives someone hope, but it also makes them think; perhaps and hopefully delaying the feeling of wanting to end their world.

Serenade the Stars have just Released Reflections in aid of Papyrus (Prevention of Suicide in young people.) The track is a rock/indie/rap track and was written by guitarist Damian Carruthers who has direct experience with suicide after losing his best friend to suicide years ago.

The lyrics in Reflections are poignant and real. As the song opens from the chorus: “There’s A Light, that shines for you and I, reflections from a mirror, shattered by our broken lives, and all the little pieces, are locked away inside of me, and as I bring them back, they still cut me from inside”.

This is followed by the verses giving a glimmer of hope as rappers, ‘Morrell’, Kwakz and Kong Gonzalez speaks of hope and fear fading with vocals/rap clear and strong which then leads back into very strong and powerful choruses that’s also musically uplifting, resembling the feeling of hope as it builds and explodes into a powerful song.

The way in which Reflections is produced, sung and rapped, is very close to perfect for such an important topic. It is heartfelt and well written and needs to be heard.

The music video states statistics of suicide in young people in the UK in 2018 and cleverly shows young people walking with signs around their necks in common places for all to see. I found this rather upsetting to see the reaction of the general public and their lack of responses. Clearly, judging by the general reaction, there is still a fear and stigma related to suicide. While some might find this confronting; all anyone needs, is somebody to hear them, reach out to, be with and talk to. A person to take notice and ask how they are. I do wonder about the filming of this video and if this was filmed among everyday people or extra actors.

Did anyone take it upon themselves to make an effort in approaching one of the young people with a sign stating, “I’m going to end my life”.

If a track like this, can gain some attention and prevent the suicide of just one person; then it’s worth it.

Spread the word this Christmas of hope and let our young people know they are not alone.

Tracey gives 5 out of 5 stars.

5 Stars

UK

PAPYRUS https://papyrus-uk.org/  HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 41 41

AUSTRALIA

HEADSPACE  https://headspace.org.au/ Call 1800 650 890

KIDS HELP LINE https://www.kidshelp.com.au/ Call 1800 55 1800

BEYOND BLUE https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Call 1300 22 4636

LIFELINE Australia https://www.lifeline.org.au/  Call 13 11 44

LIFELINE New Zealand http://www.lifeline.org.nz/ Call 0800 543 354

SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ 

Call 1300 659 467

BLACKDOG INSTITUTE https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ 

 

Serenade The Stars Help To Prevent Suicide in Young People this Christmas

Serenade The Stars Help To Prevent Suicide in Young People this Christmas

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