Butterfly Hurricane’s Debut Single Explores the Impact of Crohn’s Disease

Butterfly Hurricane

Alt-rock newcomer Butterfly Hurricane have released their debut single – ‘Barricade‘.

It is an energetic introduction to the solo project founded by former Sun Arcana guitarist Harry Acreman. With plenty of distorted, fuzzy guitars and explosive percussion, ‘Barricade’ is a stirring thunderbolt of alt-rock.

The track sees Butterfly Hurricane analyse the effect of having Crohn’s Disease has had on his mental health and life overall.

“A lot of my lyrics come from my battles with Crohn’s disease and how it has affected my personal life and the lives of others,” explained Acreman. “This song in is essentially me venting my frustrations on how I wish I could be someone else and just have a day not having to plan my life around this disease. It’s not all doom and gloom though, the struggle is part of the beauty. It’s helped me grow and realise what’s important in life,”

What is Crohn’s Disease?

The NHS defines Crohn’s disease as “a lifelong condition where parts of the digestive system become inflamed.”

It’s one type of a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and can affect people of all ages. However, according to the NHS, symptoms often appear in childhood or early adulthood. The main symptoms are diarrhoea, stomach aches, blood in your poo, tiredness, and weight loss.


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