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Sittingbourne man whose depression battle went viral with self-penned song, set to release album next month

PUBLISHED: 17:32 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 21 March 2017

Mike Logan Stubbs

Mike Logan Stubbs

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Mike Logan Stubbs wrote the song that went viral after a suicide attempt in August 2016

Mike Logan StubbsMike Logan Stubbs

A Sittingbourne man whose battle with depression went viral when he penned a song about it, is releasing an album next month.

Mike Logan Stubbs, 28, wrote Pain No More after a suicide attempt in August 2016, and after recording the song at Big Jam Studios in Sittingbourne, he posted it online for his friends and family to hear. However, the song went viral overnight with views in the thousands.

Mr Stubbs said: “It was amazing, I couldn’t believe it got that far. I’ve been getting hundreds of messages from people in similar situations asking me how I dealt with my depression, and asking for my advice. I’ve inspired them.

“I wrote the song because I didn’t have any other way out of how I was feeling, and it helped me through the hard times. Though my style of music has changed now, its more mellow. I always written songs but they’ve been about different things, like break-ups. This was the first time I’d written about my depression.”

According to the songwriter, his popularity stretches across the world.

“People started sharing the video, and it’s been played on the radio in America. I do get people from America, and Brazil writing to me. And I’m actually in talks with Revolver Records about releasing the album with them too,” he says.

The singer, whose album is out mid-April, gets most of his inspiration from Metallica, and hopes that he inspires others in the same way.

“They sang of experiences with anger, and rehab and then about how they’re feeling. I really related to those songs. My album takes huge influences from them.

“My album and songs are essentially my mind written down on paper, and I think people can relate to that. I’ve already sold all the hard copies of my album - they’re limited edition ones so there’s only hundreds of them. But we’ll definitely be releasing it on iTunes as well.”

Speaking about his battle with depression, and the advice he gives to his fans, Mr Stubbs says: “The main thing is not to bottle things up inside. Try to make the people around you understand, and explain as best you can how you’re feeling. It’s also a good idea to seek help from doctors because they’re able to help more than anyone.”

To watch his performance that took ‘the world’ by storm, visit youtube.com/mikeloganstubbs

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