Shadow Bones celebrates release of new single '100 years (acoustic)' by raising money to support Alcohol Change UK

Shadow Bones celebrates release of new single '100 years (acoustic)' by raising money to support Alcohol Change UK

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Lockdown in 2020 gave Luke the opportunity to reflect on his life and his struggle with alcohol, his latest release 100 Years (acoustic) is a powerful song about his journey.  Luke is using his new single to help raise funds to support others affected by alcohol harm in the UK.  Help him reach his target by making a donation; downloading his new single and sharing this page.  

Luke's Story

I struggled for years with alcohol. My problem wasn't drinking every day or even that regularly, it was that when I started drinking, I couldn't stop. I had no off switch and also a very high tolerance, so I would usually drink five times as much as everyone else.

The problem was that my brain and body reacted to my alcohol intake at different times, so even though I didn't feel drunk, I all of a sudden couldn't stand up. It also made me a very aggressive and unpleasant person to be around – someone I never wanted to be.

I always thought I was in control when I drank and that I could moderate my intake, but that never happened. It was always too late; nasty me came out and after that I would black out till morning. On 17 December 2014 I woke up after a night out with two black eyes and a broken nose and absolutely no idea how that happened. Seeing myself in the mirror that morning was a huge wake-up call, and I never drank again. Looking back, I now feel very lucky for not hurting myself until then. I think I must have had quite a few near misses I just don't remember.

Going into the first lockdown in early 2020 gave me time to reflect on my life and really appreciate everything I have, but also look back on what I'd lost. This opened a door to some dark times I'd clearly locked away and gave me the inspiration to start putting my thoughts into songs. This is how Shadow Bones was born and why releasing this single is so important to me. If I can do anything to help or raise awareness for others that are going through something similar to what I did, that would mean the world to me.

Help Luke reach his target

Make a donation today to help Luke reach his target of £10,000 to support those affected by alcohol harm. You can watch the video or download his new single here.  

And don't forget to share this page with friends and family to support Luke and Alcohol Change UK. 

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Shadow Bones celebrates release of new single '100 years (acoustic)' by raising money to support Alcohol Change UK has launched a fundraising campaign, show your support with a donation!