Manchester’s indie-rockers Proletariat have released their new single, ‘I’m Not Alright’, which will be released during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Recorded at Eve Studios in Greater Manchester, the track will be out across all major platforms on Friday, May 14th; just two weeks after the outfit released their scorching cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’.
Ladled with tranquil-fused melodies throughout, ‘I’m Not Alright’ touches on one’s inner battle with mental illness, capturing the energy those suffering experience as a result, and aims to provide the message that it’s okay, and important, to talk – before exploding into a blistering, frantic outro that perfectly represents the relentless persistence and intensity of the many illnesses people battle with all across the world.
Commenting on the track, frontman James Cummins states “this song really means a lot to me, personally it’s one of the most rewarding tracks we’ve worked on to date. Like so many others out there in the world, I have my own inner battles with mental illness, and writing the track helped me climb out of a really tough period a few years back. It’s a real pleasure to be releasing it during Mental Health Awareness Week.”
“Because the song has such an important and personal message behind it, we’ve spent a lot of time honing and crafting it into what it is today. Thankfully we feel as though we’ve really managed to capture the true emotion behind it and the feelings we wanted it to represent.”
‘I’m Not Alright’ sees Proletariat accomplish the mission they set out in December 2020 to release six singles in as many months, following their return from a two-year hiatus, and comes on the back of a headline show announcement at Manchester’s Deaf Institute (Saturday, September 18th), which saw tickets sell-out in less than three days.