Harrogate rapper highlights mental health issues with new tracks recorded during pandemic

Back in 2018, what was believed to be Harrogate's only female rapper spoke to the Harrogate Advertiser about her battle with mental illness and how she was keen to offer a musical message of hope to others in a similar situation.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:58 pm

Sarah Winter, who first took to the mic on stage at Knaresborough's feva festival in 2012, said she wanted people to know that they are never alone.

Two years on, Sarah, known as mc replay, hasn't forgotten her musical mission.

Musical mission - Harrogate rapper Sarah Winter, mc replay, who has three new tracks out to raise money for charity.

A lot has changed since then and lockdown hasn't been easy for anyone but Sarah has kept working on her craft, writing new songs in the midst of the pandemic.

And she's also been in the studio with her regular producer, Harrogate music stalwart Dan Mizen.

Known for her intelligent and rapid-fire style of rapping, has just released three new tracks in the run-up to World Mental Health Day this Saturday, October 10.

Those new songs are: Psyche Ward and When It Rains It Pours; typically incisive, hard-hitting rap, and Medicine, an atmospheric, moving and melodic ballad.

As ever, Sarah tackles the subject of mental health full on - and she is hoping to donate money from her new tracks to Mind.

The mental health charity provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote

To download Medicine, Psyche Ward or When It Rains It Pours, visit https://mcreplay.bandcamp.com/