You may have heard Nadia Vaeh’s “Anxiety” and now you get to see it.
“Anxiety is a fabric of my life, as it is for so many others. This world breeds anxiety as if it were positive for us. Sometimes I am able to channel my anxieties in a positive way; other times, it can disable my ability to function. It just depends on the day… sometimes the hour,” explains Vaeh. “I am just glad society is arriving at a place where we can keep the topic of mental health a bit more open. The more we embrace the light and dark sides of the human experience, the easier it is to recognize and enjoy the goodness.”
Vaeh is donating a portion of the proceeds to MusiCares, a non-profit organization incorporated into the GRAMMY (NARAS) organization which has provided over $60 million in health, financial and rehabilitation resources to music people in times of need. Vaeh says, “I want to help my music family. My peers need help more than ever with the state of the world. The entertainment industry is so high pressure, and this organization helps artists navigate the mental health issues that can arise or become exacerbated from these pressures.”
Vaeh is a Los Angeles based pop artist who has been releasing a number of singles including “Naked”, “Rise”, “Boomerang” and others. She has been an activist and donated proceeds from other projects to: Girls Up, Human Rights Campaign, Alliance of Hope and Peace Over Violence.
Nadia Vaeh’s new track “Anxiety,” is a reflection on her personal mental health struggles and how she copes with the highs and lows of anxiety. She is donating a portion of the proceeds to MusiCares, an organization focused on providing critical assistance to people in the music industry, and resources that affect the music community’s health and welfare. https://www.nadiavaeh.com/
I write this exactly halfway through May and am getting ready to post Janet Devlin’s interview. At the same time, I’m looking at doing an interview with Liza Anne. The common theme is mental illness. Last year we interview Elohim about her struggles with anxiety. There was a time when speaking about mental illness in the industry would be frowned upon. Everyone was expected to be the ideal version of themselves (the 50’s) or a superstar (the 80’s). Showing weakness destroyed that myth and made you human. In the days of #MeToo mental illness is normal.
As we enter a new phase of new normal we’re all suffering cabin fever. Life has been put on pause but the mind keeps moving. The new normal may be here for a while and we all need to be here on the other side.