- 19 Oct 20
Proceeds from the t-shirts - designed for garage rock duo ARXX - will go towards Black Minds Matter, Grassroots Suicide Prevention and Mind Out LGBTQ.
Northern Irish performer SOAK has created 'Call Me Crazy' charity t-shirts alongside Brighton garage rock duo ARXX to raise awareness and offer financial support towards three mental health charities.
The singer-songwriter (real name Bridie Monds-Watson) released her stunning debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream five years ago in May, later releasing Grim Town in 2019.
SOAK dropped a spoken word track set to music by Saint Sister's Gemma Doherty to bring a sense of peace into the music world back in July, but has often platformed just causes in her work.
The SOAK-designed shirts will go towards grassroots mental health charities which offer support to those in the LGBTQ and Black communities in particular.
Minority communities usually face barriers in terms of accessing both physical and mental health supports, with discrimination playing an active role in hindering these communities to gain much-needed help.
"We are so so happy to announce that our 'Call Me Crazy' charity tees are now on sale on our band camp. Designed by the glorious SOAK," ARXX wrote on their Instagram page.
"We will be taking £10 from every sale, and donating to three incredible charities. Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Black Minds Matter UK and Mind Out LGBTQ. We’re grateful for the work you do.
"'Call Me Crazy' is all about my (Hanni) experience with my own mental health diagnoses, and it feels amazing to be able to share that with you and be part of the conversation," ARXX added.
"For that reason, we want to do what we can to honour the incredible services out there that are helping those who are experiencing challenges with mental health."
The t-shirts are currently for sale via ARXX' Bandcamp page.