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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 →

“everything i wanted” Fifth Listen

Contrary to Eilish’s abundant recognition for her conspicuous message about depression in “everything i wanted”, mental health as a subject within the music industry is no groundbreaking concept – as any other form of artistic expression, emotional and mental hardships… Continue Reading →

“everything i wanted” Fourth Listen

“everything i wanted” offers a unique perspective on mental health as a social epidemic in society as we know it. It’s no secret that music is an incredibly powerful tool for extracting some of the strongest emotions and reactions from… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “everything i wanted”

“everything i wanted” was released on November 13, 2019 during a time when anxiety and depression in young generations are at an all-time high. According to various studies and  hospital records, admissions for suicidal teenagers have nearly doubled over the… Continue Reading →

“everything i wanted”; A Protest Song About Mental Health

Song: “everything i wanted” by Billie Eilish  Not only has Billie Eilish managed to break into the top charts and become one of the youngest artists to make it big in the industry, she continues to break barriers as she… Continue Reading →

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