“Right Now” - Matthew James
On June 1st, 2019, Matthew James releases his debut single, “Right Now”
The single sleeve for “Right Now” contains a strong dedication towards suicide victims globally but illuminates a strong emphasis towards the LGBTQ+ Community.
In a national study:
LGBTQ+ Youth seriously complete suicide at almost 3x the rate of heterosexual youth.
40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individual reported having attempting suicide before the age of 25.
1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year.
Each episode of LGBTQ+ Victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increased the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on average.
With “Right Now” being anthemic, Matthew James collaborated with the West Coast Singers (LGBTQ+ Chorus of Los Angeles) in lifting the final chorus of the anthem elevating the message of brotherhood within the LGBTQ+ Community.
This song hopes to inspire those who hear the message to hold on and understand that suicide is never the answer…the feels are only temporary…as the lyrics states: