The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health
I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
ADHD is so often shrouded in negativity, but by utilising it in the right way, British rapper Loyle Carner says it can be turned into an advantage.
We put Olly Alexander from Years & Years and the chairman of the leading British music charity on the phone together and got them to thrash it out.
Too many black men feel unable to speak about mental health. But by talking about his own, Isaiah Rashad's music helped me understand there’s no template to being who I am.
Like so many musicians, Willis Earl Beal and Clare Maguire both signed life-changing recording contracts, but neither were prepared for quite how life-changing they would be.
Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.
His story seemed all too tragically familiar. A child who found huge fame at an unfathomably early age, and seemed to spend the rest of their teens and twenties trying to cope with the aftermath.
It affects 75 percent of musicians, contributes to drug addiction and alcoholism, and can end careers. Why aren't more people talking about performance anxiety?
Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett nearly died of alcoholism, but turned to doom instead.
"When you’re manic," explains Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus, "it can be dangerous to have a lot of people respond to it positively."
The bath, where my suicide attempt took place, was the only place I felt comfortable. I would perch my laptop on a chair, and replay the same song until the rest of me reached saturation point.
Kanye West didn’t save my life, but when I decided to save my own it felt like he was there to thank me for doing it.