On International Men’s Day 2016, CALM launched Torch Songs, a campaign that celebrates the power of music to lift us out of life’s low points. We’ve collaborated with top artists such as Elbow, Years & Years, The Vaccines and many more, and we’re inviting you to take part.
Everyone has moments when things get tough, but we all have a favourite track that can turn things around. A single song can change how you feel. That’s your Torch Song — it lights the way out of the dark. Men especially can find it hard to speak up when things get tough, but Torch Songs shows it’s not unusual to struggle sometimes.
We spent the summer visiting festivals and freshers fairs to ask people what their Torch Songs are, and we’ve turned the responses into some epic banger-packed playlists.
Check out the Secret Garden Party Torch Songs playlist just below…
And the folks at London School of Economics have a pretty great playlist too…
We’re asking you to invite your community – be it in the student union, the pub, your cafe, your library, whatever! – to share their Torch Songs with CALM’s #WhatsYourTorchSong ‘Jukebox’. CALM will then create your Torch Songs playlist.
We will send you:
• A Torch Songs Juke Box
• ‘How to get involved’ info
• ‘How to set up’ instructions
• Torch Songs postcards for people to write their Torch Song on and pop in the Jukebox
Your Torch Songs Jukebox can stand proud at fresher fairs or in your student unions, at your events, gigs, or shops. It’s designed to stand alone, so no need to staff it. Once your Torch Songs Jukebox is full, we will create a bespoke Spotify playlist that you can share with your community. We’d love you to tweet us via #WhatsYourTorchSong, and share any pictures, stories and tunes too!
Check out all the exclusive artist recordings at www.torchsongs.co.uk
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