Writing and playing music allows me to feel at peace. It allows me to connect to my true self and to God. When I play, there is a sense of peace, and wholeness that allows me to keep going without a sense of doubt or negativity. Music, I find therapeutic. Let’s say I feel stressed. I go into my room and play my guitar, piano, or even listen to music. This is calming to me and lowers my heart beat.
Our song “Save Me” is a three minute long original song that conveys the challenges of mental health. Using music as a way to relieve stress and to give many unseen teens a voice through our song. Bringing awareness to the mental health issues that kids nowadays develop as a result of lack of love and support from loved ones. Often times we find ourselves feeling alone in a room full of people we’ve known our whole lives. Yet it feels like none of them listen to our cries for help. Therefore, we present “Save Me” as a saving grace, not just for us, but for everyone who deals with the same problems.
Our entry is a fun song to listen to with your family on Christmas.
The song talks about how a person may seem like they are doing well based on their outside appearance, however, what they are feeling, what they are going through isn’t the same as your assumption. The lyrics talk about how a person is doing ,mentally, and why they hide what they’re feeling. There are several reasons as to why someone would hide their sadness, it could be the prejudice against depression, it could be because they feel as though no one else feels what they are feeling, it could be due to embarrassment, or it could be because of something else. No matter the reason, not everyone who looks happy, is happy.
These Days states issues that people with poor mental health may face, and brings awareness to common feelings that we all might relate to at times in our life. It’s a struggle and constant cycle to break free of depression while trying to feel happiness a person once had. We feel that both composing and listening to music allows us to express ourselves with these emotions that we face.
My song ‘Cookies’ represents the mindset of someone with an eating disorder. This song is meant to promote awareness towards the emotions people in this situation feel and create more sympathy to this problem.