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Stephen Sheds Light On Long Term Illnesses With Album

Tuesday 16 January 2018


From UK newspaper the Bury Free Press:


Stephen MacLachlan
Stephen MacLachlan, 34, started writing album,
The Glitch, two-and-a-half years after he was
diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in May 2014.
(Photo: Pixabay)

Stephen sheds light on long term illnesses with album

Sunday 14 January 2018
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A man who suffers with a conditon which confines him to his bed for most of the week has made a music album which captures the realities of mental and long term illnesses.

Stephen MacLachlan, 34, started writing the album, called The Glitch, two-and-a-half years after he was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in May 2014, which saw him bedridden for six months.

“I went from doing six or seven days teaching and working to hitting a brick wall. Lifting a glass of water was the extent of my capabilities,” said Stephen.

“I started writing the album in December 2016 because I just thought, well I have something to say now. Making music has never been a problem but I have just never had anything to write about. Lyrics have never been my strong point. I’ve always written instrumental stuff or written with other people so that was new to me.”


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