Australian music charity MMAD (Musicians Making A Difference) recently announced the latest release by Sydney-based international recording and performing artist D Minor. His new single Concrete Pillow, featuring Alli Simpson gives insight into his troubled childhood and experiences with violence, homelessness and overall life struggles.
Many years in the making, he started penning they lyrics at an early age to escape hardship and cope with his turbulent family life. “Concrete Pillow talks about my life, and what I've been through - the pain and struggles I had to endure as a child, becoming homeless, placed in foster homes, and shuffled between refuges," he reveals.
A music journalist recently wrote that “D Minor is on the rise and is one to watch”.
Despite being homeless by age 11, kicked out of school soon after, and then as a 14-year-old was heartbreakingly separated from his twin brother when they were placed in separate foster homes, D Minor has amazingly managed to overcome adversity and rise to success. Now eagerly completing his degree at the Australian Institute of Music, D Minor reveals he had coincidentally reunited
with his brother at a refuge two years after they'd been torn apart. "We reconnected and ensured we sticked together throughout the rest of our time in refuges," he adds.
As his love and passion for music became his salvation, his passion for inspiring young people through his music also grew and he regularly started performing for youth events and charities.
Also featured on the single is 20-year-old Gold Coast singer, model, actress and host Alli Simpson. Having released three of her own singles in recent years, Alli has a huge social media following and has lent her voice to anti-bullying initiatives, enjoying using her public profile to positively impact people. Having also experienced homelessness firsthand, Alli says when the opportunity arose to work alongside D Minor on Concrete Pillow she jumped at the chance.
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To support this project simply play/ download the amazing track Concrete Pillow
To learn more about donations or other ways to help fight youth homelessness through the power of music visit: www.mmad.org.au