Sonny Tennet - “Sick Note” press photo

“Sick Note” by Sonny Tennet: A Tribute to Mental Health Awareness

Sonny Tennet (@sonnysocials) is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Newcastle, England. Not too long ago, he released “Sick Note,” co-written with Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix, Jonas Blue) and Jo Perry (Stooshe, Labrinth) via The Qworkz.

Sonny Tennet – “Sick Note” single

“‘Sick Note’ was written about the drinking culture in the North East where I grew up. I’m from a small working-class town called South Shields and we live for the weekend, the community is amazing and we often pride ourselves on our drinking and social lives. But actually, we wake up in the morning with not much pride left. There’s alcoholism in my family and it’s deeply rooted in my culture and I want to talk about this sore subject and bring it to light. I definitely drink far too much and it’s good for me to talk about it in my music, it’s therapy! and hopefully help anyone that’s struggling with the matter.’” – Sonny Tennet explained

“Sick Note” is a heartfelt tribute to people suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and drinking issues. The chorus is a plea for help which escalates into a chaotic finale mirroring the mood of the theme. Released on May 17th during the UK Mental Health Awareness Week, “Sick Note” lands as Sonny is midway through his UK tour. An acoustic live lounge-style version of the song and announcement of Xmas charity show in partnership with Mental Health UK will follow the track.

Sonny Tennet – “Sick Note” (Live from Oporto Leeds, 15th May 2024)

“Sick Note” will be featured on Sonny Tennet’s forthcoming debut album, “Panorama,” also featuring the previously released singles, “Panorama” and “Howay,” which received support from BBCR1, featuring on their “Future Pop” show, plus multiple plays on local radio stations including a recent interview on BBC radio Newcastle.

Sonny Tennet – “Sick Note” single

Sonny Tennet - “Sick Note” cover art

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