An album I wrote whilst losing my mind and gaining it back again. My first official release and one that is close to my heart.
In the summer of 2014, I experienced a bout of mental illness. In a life affected by the disease, it was the worst i'd ever felt. As my health deteriorated, I found the only thing that comforted me was music. I wrote to make sense of my jumbled thoughts, and to express myself in a way that I couldn't through speech. The songs on this record were recorded to sound like the inside of my brain.
Eventually, I referred myself to a new psychologist and continued the treatment I had discharged myself from two years earlier. I also started taking anti-depressants for the first time in my life.
As my mindset began to change, I started to see the songs I had written as a symbol of my survival. I wanted to release my album to the public, not only to comfort people in the same situation, but also to show that as human beings we are stronger than we think.
The good news is, i'm pretty happy these days.