Paul comments on mental health: “We are not doing enough to tackle mental health. We need more promotion of self-love in a healthy way, and to stop using social media to project an unrealistic way of life”.
Popular international artist, Paul Middleton, drops his new video and chilled remix of Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ ‘We Found Love‘, to raise awareness of mental health in the community. You can watch Paul’s video below:
Having two Number 1’s in the LGBTQ music charts, Paul was drawn to the lyrics: “We found love in a hopeless place.”
Having suffered from mental health issues, Paul says:
“I felt I was a complete ‘hopeless place’. I had really bad days. Some days I would be on social media, and it just made me question who I was. If I didn’t look a certain way, then I didn’t belong in the LGBTQ community, or I had to be sexually ‘loud’ with pictures, which is not me.”
The lyrics ‘we found love in a hopeless place’ are a reminder that self-acceptance, combined with a love for oneself, is super important. It heals one from the inside out, allowing one to receive love from outside.
“It is a continuous journey of healing, but through the strength and love of my friends, and doing healthy things that gave me positive energy, I found I was able to let love fill my life and soul”.
Music has helped Paul in the past, through dark times involved in a toxic relationship, and the trauma of losing his mother to cancer. The video of ‘We Found Love’ is a celebration of exploring self-love with his new love, his partner, filmed in Sardinia, Italy. It shows the guys exploring the island together.
“I felt so lucky to be able to explore such a beautiful island with an amazing man. We literally filmed wherever we went, so the video is totally chilled, we hired this small boat, and almost died because of these waves in the ocean.”
‘We FoundLove’ is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple, and taken from ‘Remixes’, an EP due for release in February 2020.
Since his first album ‘Covers’ in 2014, Paul has toured the world, including USA, UK, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, and Jordan. He has supported many charities, and raised awareness for Cancer Research, Mental Health, and HIV.
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