For a long time mental health has had a stigma to it. You always heard that if someone went on a shooting rampage, it was a mental health issue. If someone committed suicide, it was a mental health issue. And while those scenarios can be true, there is so much more to it than that. Rapper, singer and producer Miles Canady is trying to change that stigma with his latest album, Introvert: A Short Film On Mental Health. This album is a tribute and a story about his fight with his own personal demons.
When you have a musician like Miles Canady, who puts himself out there emotionally, you cannot help but applaud the courage he has to tell his story. Musically, there is a simplicity and purposeful minimalism behind the beats and production. It serves to enhance the poetic lyrics rather than hiding the faults and, in this case, it creates a raw, emotional feel that can not be replicated.
There are some outstanding tracks that are radio-friendly that tell a story and have a message that says that getting help is not a sign of weakness, which includes, “Be Alright”. For the hook, the track uses a distorted sample of Taylor Swift‘s track, “Safe & Sound”, that featured The Civil Wars from The Hunger Games soundtrack. The distortion creates a creepy, haunting vibe to the track that then jumps in with dark, but uplifting, lyrics about climbing out of the darkness of depression and how it affects those around the afflicted. It is a comforting track that attempts to quell the fears of the depressed.
If you are looking for an indie rapper, producer that can tap into his emotions and wants to change the world’s view on mental health, then look no futher than Miles Canady.
The album, Introvert: A Short Film On Mental Health, by Miles Canady will be available on June 16, 1017. In the mean time, check out his latest tracks on SoundCloud.
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