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Charity song about stammering released

| 27.10.2018

A new charity single about stammering by Karate Galactic, with proceeds going to the BSA, has just dropped.

Due to be released for International Stammering Awareness Day but delayed, as the artist's alter ego Kieran Gallagher explains, 'because of last week's air raid', the song 'Second Word War' blends modern hip hop and rap with late-30's jazz. It was inspired by Kieran's personal experience of growing up with a stammer and revolves around the allegory of a man fighting two battles: one in real life and one within himself. 

Kieran says, 'The song delves deep into the struggles a person with a stammer experiences on a daily basis. I wanted to bust myths through the medium of music - our attitudes towards stammering are just as important as our actions towards it'.

You can listen to Second Word War below and you can buy the single via Amazon for just 99p here. Kieran has kindly agreed to donate proceeds to the British Stammering Association.

Based in Wigan, Kieran found that getting involved in amateur dramatics not only helped improve his vocal talents, but it moulded him into a more confident and engaging performer too. Appreciating the positive social impact of music, Kieran has previously released another charity single tackling the stigma surrounding autism, following his own diagnosis with the condition.

The song Second Word War was produced at Wigan Youth Zone, a state-of-the-art youth facility offering activities to members aged 8 -19 (25 with additional needs) in the centre of Wigan. The single was produced in collaboration with Reet Good Records, the Youth Zone’s in-house record label which supports young people of all ages and abilities with song-writing and music production.