Female vocalist Kim Seviour speaks on music and mental health

Kim was previously the voice of the progressive rock band Touchstone who shortly after recording their first album, Discordant Dreams, were voted Best New Band at the 2008 Classic Rock Society Awards.
She enjoyed 8 years fronting Touchstone, touring with them extensively across the UK and Europe, as well as festival appearances at Calprog and Rosfest in the USA.
Kim recorded four albums with Touchstone before leaving in 2015 due to Myalgic Encephalopathy or ME.
After leaving Touchstone she was signed to White Star Records in 2016 to record her first solo album ‘Recovery is Learning’ due for release on July 28th. An album which features many new and original songs addressing some of the health difficulties Kim has had to endure including anxiety and mental health problems coupled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME).
Kim has received many accolades over the year’s, such as being voted in the top 10 Prog Magazine’s Woman of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year multiple times, as well as being voted their 2013 Heartthrob of the Year!
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On the 21stCenturyProg show, Kim chats about the release of her pending new album and also about her musical influences. She talks about her time with Touchstone, the writing and production process of her new album and the challenges and inspiration that your health can bring to the creative process. 

Its a candid and most interesting insight into one of progressive music’s most capable and distinctive female lead singers.

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If you’ve been affected by any of the conditions from which Kim talks about, help is at hand and you’re not alone. You can seek assistance local by going to Surrey Downs CCG’s website.