This year, National Album Day also lands on the same day as World Mental Health Day – a time which is used for reflecting on how to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing.
2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone and for many, music forms an essential part of their escapism, even for a brief moment. That’s why this year’s theme focuses around albums that take you to other places, that provide escapism and lift spirits.
Find out more about the Music Support’s album picks below, and join in the conversation by using #MyAlbumEscape along with your choices on social media.
BAT FOR LASHES – LOST GIRLS
“Bat for Lashes’ music has always been a source of comfort for me, from when I got clean to present day with Lost Girls being my soundtrack to lockdown. Bat’s latest album has helped me to feel held, loved and given me solace in such an uncertain time.” (Joanne)
JARED JENKINS – THE NOVICE
“Love this album and it’s been on repeat lately! His song on the album ‘Relief’ is one of my favs – love listening to it. It’s my go-to when I need that extra boost of strength and perseverance.” (Nicola)
TOUMANI DIABATE AND BALLAKE SISSOKO – NEW ANCIENT STRINGS
“I stumbled across this album one summer when I was going through a particularly challenging season. Always a good listen for renewal and to elevate.” (Eric)
ANDRA DAY – RISE UP
“I find the lyrics’ strong emphasis on Hope and Resilience in the face of adversity very comforting.” (Norman)