Thunder Jackson has announced details of his long-awaited self-titled debut album, whilst sharing brand new track ‘Institution’
A bubbling pot of smooth electro-pop, ‘Institution’ is a track that directly examines Thunder’s own battles with mental health.
Explaining more, Thunder says: “Institution is one of the most personal songs on the record. It’s about my adolescence, specifically the period during which I was mis-prescribed medication. The negative effects of the pills left me questioning my reality. My brain felt like it was entirely mechanical and my everyday life felt incredibly systematic in a way I felt no control over – I was trapped in a mode of what I can best describe as “synthetic thinking”, as opposed to healthy, “organic thinking”. My mental health was deteriorating and I felt like I had nowhere to turn and no one to help. Through a great deal of trial and error, I eventually found the end of the tunnel but it took until I did to fully understand where I had been. This song is a reminder to myself, and to anyone who battles mental illness of any kind, that we are not alone in our struggle to find health, happiness, and self-love. And a further reminder that the struggle may be lifelong, but worth the fight.”
Following on from the previously unveiled ‘Find Yourself’, ‘Led Astray’ and the standout breakthrough smash ‘Guilty Party’ – Thunder Jackson’s self-titled debut album is out on October 1st