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“Fake Happy” by Paramore Podcast One out of every five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Even though experiencing the symptoms of these conditions are unfortunately common, there are still personal and institutional stigmas surrounding mental illness that affect… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “Fake Happy” Paramore

In many cases, the performance and delivery of music crafts rhetoric in ways that lyrics can not exclusively accomplish. This can be seen with Paramore’s “Fake Happy”, in both the official music video and lead singer Hayley Williams’ performance of… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “Fake Happy” by Paramore

While Paramore’s “Fake Happy” does not have a clear-cut lineage from a specific song, the themes of struggling with mental health and putting on a smile for the outside world have been present in music for quite some time.  The… Continue Reading →

First Listen: “Fake Happy” by Paramore

“Fake Happy” by Paramore is a song that highlights an individual, yet collective, experience of battling mental health issues while being forced to put on a “happy face” for the outside world. “Fake Happy” was released in 2017, which was… Continue Reading →

“British Bombs” and “Take a Walk” Proposal

“British Bombs” by Declan McKenna The first song that I am thinking about exploring for my podcast is “British Bombs” by Declan McKenna. Declan McKenna is a 24 year old English singer, songwriter, and producer that is also involved in… Continue Reading →

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