Edd Donovan, acclaimed singer-songwriter, releases a new video for song 'Eva', a moving tribute to a dementia sufferer, taken from his third studio album, Guardians Of Our Time (released in November 2019).
Edd's sound is heartfelt – comforting, yet challenging – wise. He’s a folk songwriter in the most contemporary sense. He crafts songs that tell stories of modern life; a lyrical alchemist weaving meaning with glorious melodies.
Edd’s professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs including 'Eva', a tribute to a dementia sufferer. Edd continues to work full time as a Mental Health Social Worker. The Guardian’s article on Edd, “The Singing Social Worker” gained his songwriting international attention.
Edd says "I've worked in mental health for 25 years, with extensive experience with the older generation. This song was inspired by the many cases I've worked on; the incredibly emotional and sad experiences that families and individuals endure due to this devastating illness. It was the first song that I considered 'complete' on this album. The sound and production on it became the blueprint for the rest of the album".
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012.
World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.