These past two years have been very difficult for a lot of people, musicians especially. Because of the pandemic, changes have been made to adapt with the new norm, but how many of us have actually taken time to process what has happened?
With unprecedented times comes a new art movement. There’s been a trend of music releases from artists, women specifically, using their artistry as a coping mechanism. It isn’t uncommon for musicians to express themselves through songwriting, dance, and music composition–but it’s interesting to see how much of it is making a debut. Not to mention how aware a lot of these women artists are, about themselves and the world around them.
For Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4 through October 10), we spoke to various women including Cloe Wilder, Mia Baron, and Nova Rose on balancing their music career and mental health. While each artist had something different to share, they were all able to pull through by creating music. Whether it was dealing with loss, isolation, or pressure to conform, these seven talented women put all of their heart into their art. The intention for this Women in Music & Mental Health series is to let other women out there know that they are not alone.
Listen to this curated playlist of music released within the past year from the women we interviewed for this series—only available on Currents.fm!