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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. (1) It can be extremely distressing and have a big […]

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 becsause 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 […]

Amy Winehouse was a massively popular singer-songwriter in the first decade of the 21st century. Songs including Back To Black, You Know I’m No Good and her cover of Valerie endeared her to millions. She released two albums before dying to one particular complication related to alcohol poisoning, addiction, in 2011. “Addiction is a complex […]

Kurt Cobain, founder and lead singer of Nirvana, one of the most influential alternative bands of the early 90s is famously known for struggling with depression. What may not be as well known was that he may have also struggled with bipolar disorder. It’s unclear whether or not he was ever officially diagnosed with bipolar […]