Blackburn creator releases music to deal with melancholy after husband’s suicide

Blackburn creator Penny J Black has ventured from writing books to writing track lyrics as a method of coping together with her husband’s tragic suicide.

As an enormous psychological well being advocate, Penny’s first e book, ‘No one’s Excellent’, revealed in 2019 centres on the suicide of her past love Jason Hampshire in 1989.

The creator is now engaged on her second e book of the trilogy, Memory, which appears to be like again on her rebellious teenage years in addition to her ultimate e book which centres on the stunning suicide of her second husband Bryan.

Penny has been within the recording studio with Neil Trepass, a music producer primarily based in Bolton, to document songs featured in Memory and the singles have been launched to the general public.

Talking concerning the how her life experiences have formed her work, Penny mentioned: “It’s been an enormous journey for me since my husband dedicated suicide virtually six years in the past. I used to be in a really darkish place for a very long time, but tried to present myself glimmers of hope, solely to be knocked again down time after time.”

On prime of Melancholy and Nervousness, Penny has needed to endure Menopause on her personal with no therapy as she is a functioning alcoholic.

This prompted Penny to start out dropping her hair; so she determined to shave it off and raised £149.61 for Suicide Consciousness Prevention UK – the charity which was arrange by Penny’s daughter in reminiscence of her stepdad.

The singles that Penny is releasing are all sentimental songs to Penny. A canopy of ‘Story of the Blues’ by Pete Wylie and The Mighty Wah which “was at all times going to be Penny’s funeral track” is being launched on September 4 to coincide with the anniversary of Bryan’s sudden dying.

‘Union Metropolis Blue’ by Blondie and ‘All people’s Altering’ by Keane, which have private meanings and reminiscences hooked up to Penny and her household’s lives, will likely be launched earlier, on September 1  – Penny’s birthday.

All her present songs are on all streaming websites together with Spotify and are additionally obtainable on

To search out out extra about Penny’s books and music, you possibly can go to her web site right here.


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