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Brian Coney
16 January 2023, 11:28

New Order release ‘Blue Monday’ t-shirt in support of CALM mental health charity

It arrives today, supposedly the most depressing day of the year

New Order release ‘Blue Monday’ t-shirt in support of CALM mental health charity

New Order have unveiled a 'Blue Monday' t-shirt in support of mental health charity CALM.

Released today, 16th January - supposedly the most "depressing day of the year" - the shirt is a collaboration between the Salford electronic legends and original Factory Records designer Peter Saville.

Based on Saville's iconic design of the band's seminal 1983 single, all proceeds from the shirt will go directly to UK mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Check it out below and order it here.

Speaking about the project, New Order said: “We are proud to be ambassadors for CALM and honoured to be using ‘Blue Monday’ to help raise awareness for the brilliant work they do to support millions of people struggling with their mental health.”

"It’s a bit tongue and cheek launching a commemorative Blue Monday tee on Monday 16th January," said Peter Saville. "But ultimately we wanted to use this as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds for CALM’s important work. Whether you’re having a Blue Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, we want people to know that CALM is there for you every day if you’re struggling.”

CALM CEO Simon Gunning added: "To have New Order and Peter Saville, to support us with such a brilliantly creative idea we will reach thousands of people with the clear message that whether it’s the middle of January or any other day, CALM is always here for you.”

Originally released in 1983, and re-released in 1988 and 1995, 'Blue Monday' is the best-selling 12-inch of all time in the United Kingdom, having sold 1.16 million copies in all formats. Revisit Above & Beyond's trance remix the song from 2020.

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