Matthew James’ single “Right Now” on suicide and victimization also elevates the message of brotherhood within the LGBTQ+ community.
Matthew James, a Los Angeles based Moroccan-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and professional pianist has released his debut single, Right Now—just in time for Pride month.
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: “Right Now Doesn’t Last Forever.”
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