In many locations on the earth, psychological well being remains to be a taboo matter, however artists like BTS are paving the best way for change, in line with Epik High‘s Tablo.
In a brand new interview with NME, Tablo mentioned Epik High’s new collaboration with Colde, “Rain Song,” and the way he has dealt together with his personal darkish, wet durations in life.
I at all times felt like – and it sounds very cliche – I used to be residing with a darkish cloud over me. But I additionally realised that it was as much as me to construct the power to guard myself and my family members from that rain, or from the rain cloud that I introduced.
A worldwide psychological well being disaster is flourishing within the shadow forged by COVID-19. As folks battle to deal with the pandemic’s lockdowns, losses, and monetary pressure, the necessity for psychological well being assist has by no means been extra obvious.
For years, conversations about psychological well being have been “swept under the carpet” in South Korea, however fortunately, that’s altering. In current years, K-Pop celebrities have inspired a wholesome dialogue concerning the matter by publically sharing their very own struggles.
“There’s definitely progress being made, where people are outright saying it in public,” Tablo informed NME. “This wasn’t the case when I was growing up, or even when I was growing up within this industry.”
When requested what adjustments nonetheless have to be made within the leisure trade for psychological well being, Tablo expressed how vital it’s for musicians to precise themselves via their craft.
It’s a troublesome factor to discover a resolution for, however I believe it’s vital for folks to do what they do finest, to talk via what they do finest. Musicians ought to communicate via music, artists via their work, via dance, via no matter medium that they’ve been blessed with, and talk about their feelings.
“I know for a fact that [artists like] BTS are very open in their lyrics about how they feel inside, and that’s connected with, obviously, tons of people across the globe,” Tablo went on. “That’s important. You know they’re doing [it] through what they do best. [And then, from there], I think conversations will happen.”
By writing about psychological well being, singers like BTS and Epik High are serving to their listeners know that they aren’t alone.
Even if conversations don’t occur, there might be folks listening or watching, feeling like they’re not alone, and that’s an important factor. Like I’ve gone via lengthy durations the place I felt like I used to be utterly alone. And it’s vital that you simply discover some approach to not really feel alone.