To tie-in with Blue Monday, the third Monday of January which is meant to be the most depressing day of the year, Dub Pistols released a cover of a New Order classic for charity.
‘Blue Monday’ was originally released in 1983, the new version was collaborated between the English electronic group, Canadian artist Dubmatix and dub producer Gaudi.
Profits from the record will go towards Tonic Music For Mental Health which aims “to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts”.
The subject matter is close to Dub Pistols’ Barry Ashworth (pictured above holding his sunglasses), a patron of the charity, who lost a good friend to suicide.
He said: “After the tragedy of losing Keith Flint in 2019, and during the pandemic – the isolation and not knowing what the future holds – it really hit home to me that so many people in the music industry have no support.
“I just want to do whatever I can to help and to do so with the thing I understand best – music. Music means so much to so many people, so when I heard about Tonic and the work they do helping people with recovery through music, I just had to get involved. Music is a fantastic way to help lift people’s spirits and give them something to focus on when times are hard.”
Blue Monday is available to buy now from the Dub Pistols' website.
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