Cosmic Fear by Jack Wakeman & The Dreamstriders, releasing October 29th, is a single unlike any other. With mental health being a big topic in society today, it is great to see this music video raising awareness for mental health. Jack wrote this song about his own experience with mental health and about developing a fear of space during his breakdown, not being able to open the curtains because of the outside world, explaining;
“it’s okay to not understand the meaning of everything……leaving some things a mystery is often where we can find magic in our lives”
Through his music and music video, Jack is showing the world his demons and how he faces them, bringing that to life for everyone to watch and understand that they are not alone in the way they feel. He shares his journey of how he overcame his mental illness.
Music from the 60s and 70s shaped Jack Wakeman’s childhood, listening to songs on his grandparents’ radio. His grandad was in a band with Mick Ronson, who taught Jack how to play guitar at a young age. That was the moment he knew his calling was to be an artist.
Wakeman carved out a successful career as a bassist in the Northwest of England, touring with bands like The Fall, New Order, BC Camplight, Ethan & The Reformation, Granfalloon and Gabriel’s Wish during an eight-year stint.
In the year 2020, Jack Wakeman moved from Manchester to Scotland to form his own band, shortly after moving to Scotland he met artists with similar interests, the band was formed and named “Jack Wakeman & The Dreamstriders” with Wakeman being the lead singer, Callum Edwards (Drums) Callum Shanks (electric Guitar), Charlotte Newman (Acoustic Guitar/Backing vocals and Elizabeth Read (Keyboard/Backing vocals), working on projects and new music bringing out their latest single ‘Cosmic fear’ which you can stream through all major streaming sites.
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