Brandon Fox is a singer from Chicago. His style is a mix between R&B and pop, with inspiration taken from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and Stevie Wonder.
Fox’s current path was shaped by two parents heavily affected by mental health issues. Both parents struggled with addiction and self-medication, to the point where Fox’s father committed suicide. Seeing his own risk rise, Fox turned to music as therapy.
“It [mental illness] attacked our family like cancer,” he said in a video made earlier this year, announcing his partnership with Mental Health America.
Back in April, Fox launched an album called Remedy, inspired by his personal struggle with mental health, his family, and how the obstacles to seeking treatment shaped his life. He pledged to donate the entirety of Remedy’s profits to Mental Health America.
Mental Health America is a nonprofit that dates back to 1909, focused on addressing the mental health care needs of all. Their philosophy is that conditions should be treated early and seriously. The goal? To halt or reverse progressive symptoms and give each person their best chance at an overall healthy life.
Fox’s Remedy album spent a week in the top 30 chart on iTunes when it was released. While it is unknown as to exactly how much the album raised for charity, the response on Fox’s fanpage has been warm and positive.
On Saturday, November 10, Fox will be upping his contribution via a free benefit show at Bassline in Chicago, with all donations going to Mental Health America. In an interview with WGN Radio, Fox said the show will include several new pieces, which will act as unofficial additions to the Remedy album
Tickets to the Saturday night show are free, with a suggested $5 minimum donation. Bassline is located at 2239 S. Michigan Avenue, and the show begins at 6 pm.