- 10 Oct 18
The deeply personal and affecting single aims to contribute to the bid to raise mental health awareness in Ireland.
In keeping with today being World Mental Health Day, our Track of the Day fittingly comes in the form of a brutally honest song from Sir Stevo that homes in on matters at the heart of mental health issues.
Perhaps better known as 'Michael' from the Farmer Michael and Kathleen sketches, which have been viewed up to 100 million times across YouTube and social media platforms, Stevo Timothy aka Sir Stevo has recently gone public with his depression and anxiety issues.
"Just recently I had an attack which was so severe that I was diagnosed with PTSD," he revealed, admitting that as a consequence he was unable to leave his room for several weeks. "While in the room I decided to write and record a song which was my only outlet and hope at that time. It is a hip hop song called 'All in his head'. Satirising the cliche whilst also exposing my feelings, raw and unapologetically. I have realised that using my popularity (or infamy) I have actually, and maybe inadvertently, helped a lot of people. I've had messages and given advice to people from all walks of life who themselves keep their own mental health struggles a secret."
The goal of the song is for it to highlight the realities of what Sir Stevo describes as a "mental health plague in our nation". His valiant detailing of his own struggles more than aptly achieve this, and shine a light on the importance of opening up about one's mental health when in a dark place and the dangers not doing so entails.
As if that weren't noble enough, the comedian-turned-rapper also intends to donate all of the proceeds from 'All in His Head' to various mental health charities around Ireland. You can support by either purchasing the song via Amazon, or by listening to it via Spotify upon its release or on the Apple Music link below:
On the subject of World Mental Health Day, Hot Press are teaming up with Lyons Tea and Pieta House to host the ‘Now We’re Talking’ event tonight (October 10th) at the Smock Alley Theatre from 7pm.
A town hall style event, ‘Now We’re Talking’ will feature in-depth panel discussion on mental health featuring Eoghan McDermott, well known presenter for RTE 2FM and Ambassador for Pieta House; Dr Ciara Kelly, GP, broadcaster and columnist; Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House; Dr Niall Crumlish, Consultant Psychiatrist at St. James's Hospital Dublin; Sene Naoupo, Irish International Rugby player, and Seamus Hennessey, all-Ireland hurler. As well as this there will be performances from acclaimed Irish musicians such as singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, talented R’n’B trio Wyvern Lingo, and breakthrough artist Stephanie Rainey, as well as actor, writer and star of the film Dublin Oldschool, Emmet Kirwan.
Tickets for ‘Now We’re Talking’ are free of charge, but must be booked in advance. Get your tickets by filling out your details here: