Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up
A Scottish entrepreneur is hoping to top the charts to mark World Mental Health Day.
Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up and talk about their issues.
What’s more, he hopes that the song will be the UK’s official number one for World Mental Health Day, which falls on 10 October.
Mcghee currently resides in Perthshire and is hoping to beat the likes of Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Aitch and Sam Smith to the number one spot later this month with the track.
The singer wrote the track as a form of therapy and – after speaking to a member of the team at YPI Scotland at a Wood Foundation event – realised that the song could be beneficial not only for himself but for others as well – and so time2talk was born.
After researching numerous singers and studios, Mcghee was invited into Morsecode Studios (run by Brendan Moon – the former manager of Paolo Nutini) and got the chance to work with Liam McCluskey who helped to produce the song. The vocals are provided by Calum Frame, who is an up and coming singer that has shared the stage with Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon, and on the drums is Jamie Keenan, who plays in the band Lafontaines.
What’s more, 100% of the profits from the song will be divided evenly between 10 mental health charities, including the Samaritans and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
Time2talk will be available to stream and buy through Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and on all major online stores as of Saturday (21 September), with it already being played on the radio. The aim is to get the song to the UK’s official number 1 spot for Friday 4 October so that it’s the official UK number 1 for World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
Mcghee said: “As many as one in four adults and a further one in 10 children experience mental health issues – that’s a large portion of the UK population. In this day and age it shouldn’t be the taboo subject that it still is. The aim of this song is to be heard by everyone, sufferers and not, in the hope that those suffering know they don’t need to go through it alone and others know to be there for their loved ones in their time of need.
“100% of the profits from this song are going to charity, being split evenly 10% to 10 different charities – both national and local here in Scotland. Even if we only get through to one person, we’ve made a difference.”