Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM, are honoured that legendary musician, broadcaster and campaigner, Tom Robinson, best known for hits ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ and ‘Glad To Be Gay’, and his involvement in the Rock Against Racism movement, has chosen to support CALM with his first single in 20 years.
Combining Tom’s spoken word poetry and the powerhouse vocals of Mancunian artist, Lee Forsyth Griffiths, ‘Don’t Jump Don’t Fall’ was mastered by Frank Arkwright at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and tells the moving story of a teenage runaway going off the rails.
The track was released on June 1st, Tom’s 65th birthday, to help CALM raise awareness of male suicide, now the single leading cause of death in men aged 20-45 in the UK.
Having battled depression himself at various points in his life, CALM is a charity close to Tom’s heart: “The work they do is invaluable and was an obvious campaign to support with this particular record. If only CALM had been around in the 1960s, it would have saved me ten years of anguish.”
CALM CEO, Jane Powell says, “It’s a real honour to have the support of an icon like Tom Robinson and add his voice to the thousands of men who support the campaign. Every guy hits a wall at some point and needs to be allowed to get support without being judged ‘less of a man’ for doing so”
‘Don’t Jump, Don’t Fall’ is the first track to be taken from Tom Robinson’s 15th studio album. Still untitled, the full-length record is due out digitally on 5 October 2015, followed by limited edition 180gm heavyweight vinyl in December. The album has been funded by a spectacular PledgeMusic campaign which passed its initial target within the first three weeks, and will be followed by a major 14 date UK tour in Oct/Nov.
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