Brighton based singer-songwriter Jamie Mathias has released his brand new single ‘Love Ourselves’ via Spinnup.
The track shines a light on the variety of negative side effects that the online world can catalyze, and sends a message about the importance of treating yourself with care and kindness in the midst of it all.
The video reflects this and demonstrates the damaging effects of social media trolling.
With the release Jamie has chosen to donate the entirety of the proceeds from the single to Samaritans, a charity that provides emotional support to those struggling with mental health.
Regarding the single Jamie says, “The song is about a lot of the issues facing my generation and something that unfortunately is looking likely to to have a huge effect on generations to come in the increasingly digital world that we live in. It focuses around the negative sides to social media and issues that arise from its use in a lot of young people – particularly women.”
“It discusses body dysmorphia, unrealistic standards of beauty that society holds us to, online trolling/bullying, and mental health to the most extreme cases of people taking their own lives. It portrays the message in that we need to learn to love ourselves for who we are. There are seven billion people in this world, and there’s only one you.”