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This blog is one that I really didn’t want to write. Starting out as a dancer before becoming the main frontman for rave/techno/punks The Prodigy, Keith Flint epitomised joyful exuberance and confidence whenever he was on stage. This weekend just gone he was found at his home, dead from suicide, at 49 years old. The […]

Over the last few weeks I have been writing about how musicians, from stalwarts like Bruce Springsteen, to current global pop stars like Ariana Grande, have combatted mental health issues that they have struggled with. One thing that all these performers have in common is recognising the positive things that occur in their lives. The […]

This is a slightly different type of blog from the recent ones telling of how musicians suffer from mental health issues as I will be incorporating some of my first-hand accounts of my own problems in it too. Continuing with the Brit Awards theme today, this post is about Ellie Goulding, who, in 2010, won […]

Matty Healy, along with his band, The 1975, had a successful night at last night’s Brit Awards. They won Best British album for “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”. I decided to write this blog for the benefit of those who may not know much about the band. 2013 saw the release of their debut […]

Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue of music, dating back to 1975 has made him one of America’s most successful musicians. His longevity testament to his popularity. His most famous album, 1984’s Born In The USA, along with it’s title track brought him attention from many people who didn’t read into his lyrics and misunderstood what Springsteen stood […]

In the last decade, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, more commonly known as Lady Gaga, has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the most recognisable and well known names in music. Not content with that, she is now also a Grammy nominated artist for her role in the 2018 remake of the movie “A […]

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. It’s a common problem that usually starts during the teenage years. For some people it gets better as they get older, although for many it doesn’t go away on its own. It can be extremely distressing and have a big impact […]

Ariana Grande is arguably one of the most popular recording artists in the world right now. With her fifth album due to be released in the near future (February 2019), she is the first artist to have the lead single from all five albums enter the top ten of the US chart. In 2015, Grande […]

Ian Curtis was the vocalist and songwriter of the post-punk band Joy Division. A band that only released two albums due to Curtis’s struggle with depression and subsequent suicide because of it. Although Curtis’s battle with depression is widely known, his epilepsy is less so. He was diagnosed with epilepsy in early 1979 and was […]

Shuhada’ Davitt, or Sinéad O’Connor as she is more well known as, is a Grammy award winning singer-songwriter who started her musical output in the 80s. Usually when we hear about musicians mental health problems it is after they have died. With Davitt, it is refreshing, albeit in a meloncholy way, to understand what a […]