Watch: Longford musician releases powerful single and music video highlighting mental health issues

Charles James Walker addresses the stigma still associated with suicide in debit single 'Get In'

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Musician, Charles James Walker, who has just released his debut single. Photo: Brian McCannPhotography

Longford musician, Charles James Walker has released his debut single, 'Get In', along with a video to accompany the song.

A unique talent, Charles' free spirit has taken him across the world, travelling to the most wonderful places and experiencing the most incredible things.

It’s this life experience which translates passionately into his music.

Creating songs that remain in your mind, each its own story with its own beautiful life.

A deep soul, his music transcends the boundaries of the traditional singer-songwriter, with impassioned lyrics which touch on the most sensitive subjects of life, love and everything.

‘Get In’ is the debut single release from Charles from his forthcoming EP.

It’s a powerful song and accompanying video that deals with mental health struggles; alcoholism depression and attempting suicide.

The song depicts being on the edge, ready to jump but holding back and being supported by loved ones.

It’s a dark song which represents the mind frame of so many young Irish people and the stigma still associated with suicide.

This folk musician is launching what is sure to be a promising career.

With experience of gigging in a band behind him, Charles has crafted his showmanship, which captivates audiences.

He is looking forward to bringing this performance to gigs and festivals nationwide.

Watch the video here (readers are advised, there is explicit content):

If you have been affected by the issues addressed in this video, see the following helplines:

Samaritans Freecall: 116 123

1 life Freephone (24hrs): 1800 247 100 or text the word HELP to 51444

To keep up to date with Charles and his music, find him on Facebook and Instagram (@CharlesJamesWalkerMusic), as well as Twitter (@charlesjwmusic).