L-Fresh the Lion, Eves Karydas & Mike Waters have opened up about their struggles with mental health in candid conversations with Danny Clayton in the hope that others will know they’re not alone and find inspiration and healing through their music.
Queensland born songstress Karydas first started working through her battle with anxiety when recording new music when she first moved to London.
“I was trying to take advantage of the opportunity, but I just had this dark cloud hanging over my head. It was a pain in the butt.” – Singer/songwriter Eves Karydas
Karydas talks through ways she’s dealt with anxiety and how she’s used those feelings to motivate her songwriting, resulting in the creation of one of 2020’s strongest pop indie releases, “Complicated”.
As a way to combat his own mental health issues, Mike Waters reflected on his own dealing process, inspiring his song “I’m Doing Fine” which has ticked over one million plays on Spotify alone. Mike breaks down how a moment of not feeling okay, went on to inspire his song and important conversations with the people closest in his life.
“I was really struggling and I felt like it was going to be this way forever, once I started reaching out to people I realised I’m not the only one who feels like this.” – Melbourne singer/songwriter Mike Waters
Sydney’s own L-Fresh the Lion’s journey with music started as one of self discovery and understanding his identity. Through music he’s discovered more about himself as well as how to tell his own story through his acclaimed lyrics.
“Hip Hop values authenticity, If I want to be like Tupac I can’t tell his story, I can only tell my story, so what is my story?” – Sydney hip-hop icon L-Fresh the Lion
These important conversations have been released in the lead up to Musicians Making A Difference Day (MMAD Day) on Friday December 4, a day dedicated to amplifying the power of music in creating positive change in the world and bringing awareness to the work of Australian music youth charity, MMAD.
“If you are going through a hard time you are absolutely not alone. I hope this series or my episode reaches you in some way; sending everyone lots of love.” – Eves Karydas
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