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Benedict Cork opens up about mental health struggles in ‘Therapy’

British singer-songwriter Benedict Cork has released his brand new single ‘Therapy’.

Allowing his personal life to help craft his music, Benedict Cork’s ‘Therapy’ is an emotional and honest story of one man’s mental health.

“Last summer I began a course of therapy that has honestly been life changing for me,” says the Hertfordshire-born Cork. “There’s an anxiety that I’ve always experienced since being a kid that started affecting my day to day life and it all got a little bit overwhelming.

“Like many young men, I’d never really spoken about my mental health. I find it much easier to write my thoughts and emotions down in song than to discuss them with the people I love.”

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Therapy, a song by Benedict Cork on Spotify

“I really hope this song might help somebody who felt as lost as I did”

‘Therapy’ comes after a few events in Benedict’s life. In 2017, his relationship of three years broke down, he parted ways with his band of two years as well as his manager of four. Starting afresh, Cork ventured to Stockholm to collaborate with artists and songwriters in order to reclaim his love for music.

“This song is my way of acknowledging to myself that I was a little afraid of what was going on inside my head, and admitting that’s it ok to not be ok,” he adds. “I really hope this song might help somebody who felt as lost as I did.”

‘Therapy’ follows the release of his debut solo EP ‘Piano Tapes’, which was recorded live at Red Gate Recorders last September. Having received critical praise from Sir Elton John, who heralded Benedict as “a name to look out for,” it seems like things are back on track for the singer-songwriter.

Over the years, Cork has worked with Adam Lambert, Toby Gad, MNEK, Lucas Nord, and GRADES. He has also supported MØ and AlunaGeorge on tour across the UK.

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Written by QWEERIST editor

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