Ahead of the October 7 release of her new album Hysteria, Indigo Sparke has collaborated with Sounds of Saving and 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for a new episode of their “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” series which was created to promote honest, intimate conversations about mental health and inspire action for those in need of support.
SoS sat down with Sparke to discuss her relationship between music and mental health. She also chose to cover PJ Harvey’s “White Chalk” and identified it as an essential song in her life and on her playlist.
Sounds of Saving say: “Indigo’s 2021 album Echo drew our attention to her quietly powerful and intimate songwriting. We were intrigued by her intense storytelling and the ease in which she whispered what others might scream. It was a similar feeling when we stepped into the studio with her and perfectly fitting for her to do a gorgeous take on PJ Harvey. We loved talking to Indigo about a range of intimate aspects of her past and her life. She is a wonderful and articulate person whose words should resonate with everyone who sees this video. We were honored to be working with Indigo before her incredible new album was released and excited to share her ‘Song That Found Me At the Right Time.’ Of special importance to this release is it is our first release in partnership with The 988 Suicide Crisis & Hotline since the national turnover to 988 and in the midst of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.
Indigo Sparke says: “I think there’s a humbling process that happens when you’re in some of your darkest moments. And when you’re really at that rock bottom, you kind of see how small and insignificant we all are in the grand scheme of things. And then your sense of self or your sense of ego kind of dissolves. And there’s kind of a lightness that comes in that relief.”
Sounds of Saving is also excited to announce their sponsorship of Sparke’s record release party for Hysteria. The show is happening on release day, October 7, at Public Records in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are free and the show starts at 7pm.
This summer the New York City-based non-profit launched the SoS Therapy Fund. Through the program, SoS will cover costs for fans of specific artists to see culturally competent mental health professionals across the country for up to 12 therapy sessions. It is designed for those who are interested in treatment and who may have encountered barriers to care. It is the realization of the Sounds of Saving mission of using the common love of music as a pathway to mental health conversation, resources and treatment.