Romford rapper releases new song to raise awareness about mental health

PUBLISHED: 15:28 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 07 February 2018

Romford rapper, Absonetti's song Illness is all about coping with mental health issues.

Romford rapper, Absonetti's song Illness is all about coping with mental health issues.


An up and coming rapper will be donating all the proceeds from his new song to Mind, a mental health charity.

Absonetti wants to raise awareness about mental health with his new song Illness. Absonetti wants to raise awareness about mental health with his new song Illness.

Shaun Bales, 27 of Durham Avenue, Gidea Park, goes by the name Absonetti.

He released his latest track Illness, on Friday, February 2.

Absonetti told the Recorder: “It’s something that I went through myself. I thought instead of not saying anything, why not make a message about it in a way that people can relate to.

“I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me, and I’m very humbled.

“One woman said that over the years she wanted to take her life, and [the song] really inspired her. She felt a kind of peace after hearing Illness.”

Absonetti will be talking about mental health on radio station, Funky Essex on February 13.

“Don’t suffer in silence. Communicate with people that have gone through the same thing, and reach out to the Samaritans,” said Absonetti.

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