Priyana reaches out to those in need — in more ways than one — with her new fund-raising single and animated lyric video Fade Away, premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Taken from the 15-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut EP Out of Place, the heartfelt piano ballad shares her desire for children and teens to feel heard, validated, and understood. And she’s taking that message to the next level, helping to ensure that kids have support through Kids Help Phone by providing a digital download of her EP when anyone donates to her fundraiser.
Just after turning 13, Priyana started regularly hearing stories about kids hurting themselves and committing suicide. Saddened and very concerned, she needed to express her feelings and figure out how she could help. Within a few days she wrote her first song and continues to regularly write songs focusing on mental health. To date she has written over 20 songs.
Priyana wants to write music that helps kids feel understood and know they’re not alone. She also wants to make sure they have access to the help they need. So, she decided to create a fundraising EP to support youth mental health through Kids Help Phone, which provides free professional counselling online or by phone for young people.
Priyana’s fundraising campaign runs until Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day. Her goal is to raise $5,000 or more.