Delyn Grey Fearless in “Battle”
It’s only recently the stigma associated with depression and other mental health issues is slowly being erased. Though many millions around the world suffer, we are only now getting to the point of recognizing its impact on the individual, and society as a whole.
Delyn Grey is a 20 year-old Toronto artist who herself suffers from depression. Instead of remaining on the sidelines, Grey has brought her struggle into the spotlight in her career. Her new single, “Battle,” offers a glimpse into her world.
“When I turned 17, I fell into the heaviest depression, ever. I chose to take advantage of it, and what was trying to break me. “Battle,” among other tracks, is the product of my resistance, acceptance, and fight during that time. Vocalizing my frustration, fear, and anger is what eventually got me through it. My hope is that this song will find people that need it, just like it found me.”
As the first single off her EP, Disappointment Girl, “Battle” signals how Grey did some deep soul-searching in discovering just how much pain she was ignoring, letting it become her new norm. No doubt many others travel this same road. In trying to write about it, her producer, Justin Abedin, urged her to just “let it flow.” Grey stated:
“Battle is me acknowledging that I was happily drowning in my self-deprecation. It filled this twisted void that ran deeper and deeper the more I gave in to it, but there was always this voice that fought against the heaviness. I eventually let it get louder, and I fought. Fighting gave me purpose, and this song granted me control of the uncontrollable. I wrote this song in the throes of it all. It helped me process all that was happening, and still happens, up in here “ she says pointing to her head.
“Battle” comes with a video that is stark and a bit unnerving. That’s a good thing, it should be.
Take a listen.
If you are living with depression, you are not alone. Reach out, so many want to help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Post by Kath Galasso @KatsTheory
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