YORK folk-rock musician Andy Doonan will introduce his fund-raising new single, Somebody Loves You, at York’s Little Festival of Live Music on September 21 at 7pm.

His first new release in more than two years, Doonan's song can be downloaded from Sunday at andydoonan.com with all proceeds from the single's sales being donated to York Mind.

"Somebody Loves You tells the story of someone battling with isolation and feelings of anxiety and inadequacy, something which affects so many but is often overlooked," says Little Festival curator Ellen Cole, who is keen to draw attention to Andy's wish to raise a minimum of £500.

The York musician is a "huge supporter" of York Mind's work. "This mental health charity supports individuals by providing one-to-one support, finding ways into employment and providing social opportunities to tackle isolation," says Andy, who has made a video to accompany the single, drawing hundreds of views to an initial teaser version.

"The charity works hard to raise mental health awareness and challenge stigmatisation. Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time, and charities such as York Mind improve and saves lives. If my single can raise just £500, this will pay for someone to attend one of the support groups for a whole year."

Since Andy began his musical career nearly a decade ago, he has performed at the London O2 Arena, supported The Hoosiers and The Staves and had his music played on BBC Radio 6 Music. He also formed a folk-rock band, Everlate, and is now working on solo material that he hopes to release in early 2019.

At York’s Little Festival of Live Music, in the Music Marquee on Parliament Street, he will share next Friday's 5pm to 9pm bill with singer-songwriter Molly Teasdale, country band The Rusty Pegs and Britpop rock band, Bull, back in their home city after an American tour. Entry is free.