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Sound​:​Mind Volume 1 - Chasing Shadows

by Lyrix Organix x Cardboard Citizens

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'Sound:Mind - Vol.1' is a conceptual album/theatre production by Cardboard Citizens and Lyrix Organix, in partnership with Little Simz. Explore the sunshine and shade of young peoples' mental health, through their own words and music.

Inspired by Islington-born, female rapper Little Simz's acclaimed 2016 album 'Stillness in Wonderland', it was developed over a two-week workshop programme.

Commissioned as part of Islington's Word 2017 Festival.

100% profits from sales of this album donated to Cardboard Citizens


This project is part of Cardboard Citizens’ ACT NOW young people’s programme, supported by:
Arts Council England | The Big Lottery Fund | St. James’s Place Foundation | Henry Smith Charity | Société Générale Community Fund | D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust



Cardboard Citizens tells stories that need to be told, through theatre performed on the stage, in the street, in hostels, day centres and prisons. The world acclaimed theatre company is internationally respected as a creative hub for excluded people and reaches thousands of homeless and ex-homeless people a year. Renowned for its Forum Theatre and storytelling expertise, Cardboard Citizens’ productions, training and consultancy draw people from across the globe to share in the surprising power of theatre.



Lyrix Organix is a flag bearer for imagination, intelligence and innovation in live performance and arts education. Exploring the Art of Words through UK’s finest spoken word, hip hop and live music. Building the bridge between education, events and employment through visionary youth-led programmes. Lyrix Organix host a stage at Glastonbury Festival (Rum Shack), work with the Roundhouse and British Council. We have also worked collabroated with the likes of Akala, Kate Tempest, Kojey Radical and Ed Sheeran.



released June 30, 2017


Producer - Tom Yardley, Conrad Kira, and Charley Hullah
Artwork - Joanna Layla w/ Nirobi Vassell
Creative Director - Dan Tsu

Recorded at The Roundhouse
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Yardley at Courtyard Studios
'Sun Is My Pen' recorded at CM Sounds

Director - Terry O'Leary
Programme Delivery Manager (CC) - Flora Newbigin
Young Persons' Delivery Manager (CC) - Kiri Grant
Facilitator (LO) - Maxwell Golden
Film (LO) - Broken Toy Films
Photography - Benjamin Usher


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Lyrix Organix UK

Rewriting the rulebook for live music, spoken word and beatboxing - Lyrix Organix is a ground-breaking, grassroots movement renowned for innovative, collaborative and charitable live productions. Our objective is to reinvigorate the lyrical roots of live entertainment and project positive messages for young and old alike. We work closely with charities such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) ... more

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