This summer I had hit the worst rut in my life. Anxious, depressed and showing traits of addictive behaviour, I really did not feel good.
The thing is, I wouldn’t have spoken to anyone about it. The only reason I did is because when I have these emotions, I tend to channel them out of me via my passion for creating music. I made dark song after song which seemed to lighten the weight. (It is really hard to explain it thoroughly in text so please forgive me).
Fast forward a few months down the line I was listening to the songs I had made and decided to make a music video (with the help of a couple of my good friends) we created ‘Save Me’.
After I had released that video, people who had watched (some I knew, some I didn’t) approached me online and spoke about how my music inspired them to do more, to get up and try again, to reach further in their own lives… I had NO idea! I honestly created the songs to express my own emotion, and since that release I looked over the tracks I had made in the bad stage I mentioned earlier. I decided to group them together into an album, with appropriate skits in-between certain songs to create the atmosphere I needed, and decided that I will try to help anyone who needs it in relation to their mental health. It is a hard one to work out sometimes — I know some people would not talk to people off their own back, as I said earlier I felt the same — but something about my vulnerability in my new music helped people open up. It’s a good feeling to be able to offer this in ways where I can, especially via my musical passion, it feels like my purpose as been strengthened and become clearer (I have been making music for over seven years). The album starts dark and reaches a lighter, more up-tempo vibe as it continues representing a way out of these problems.
Since this I have been on one of the biggest radios in this country (BBC) talking about Music, Motivation & Mental Health and also working on Charity based events with organisations such as ‘MIND’. My album is now out worldwide so far it has gained over 30,000 streams on Spotify alone. Including the videos on my Facebook page ‘Mirelli’ https://www.facebook.com/mirelli01 the albums content is surging towards 50,000 plays/views/streams.
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