Bristol-based Suchy Sha has taken the tender psyche of soul music and instilled it with hip-hop’s raw attitude on her new single, ‘Let’s Talk’.
The track centres around the subject of suicide, focusing on the millions of people that have been affected by a loved one taking their own life. A weighty, and often neglected topic, but one that Suchy Sha tackles with revered honesty.
The artist employs a playful hip-hop beat, mollifying melodies and her soul-tinged vocals to offer a metaphorical helping hand to those that need it.
With lyrics such as “it’s not a breakdown / it’s a breakthrough”, Suchy is tearing down the stigma surrounding mental health and erecting a positive outlook on the issue. The artist is also spreading the message of opening up about our mental health with the chorus’s finishing line: “Let’s walk and talk and work it all out.”
The accompanying music video features individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide and leaves an unforgettable impression, reminding us of the overwhelming impact on those left to pick up the pieces. ‘Let’s Talk’ is the start of a dialogue that could make a real difference, and at the end of the day, that is what good music is all about.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the track, with all proceeds going to the mental health support group Mind Your Music, an organisation aiming to promote improved mental health by creating and performing music.
Words by Alister Ross
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