After going via hell and popping out on the opposite aspect, singer Courtney Paige Nelson tells her ‘story’ together with her new EP, and he or she shares with us how she hopes her music helps others with comparable psychological well being points.
There’s at all times extra to a fairly face than what meets the attention. Courtney Paige Nelson could have first gained fame as a finalist on America’s Subsequent High Mannequin, however it’s been via her music that this charming alt-pop singer has been in a position to actually share her inventive voice. Her music has additionally supplied a approach for her to point out each her power – and her vulnerability. Not afraid to place herself in her music, Courtney has detailed her previous battles with despair, PTSD, and Discouraged BPD tendencies dysfunction in current singles. In “Saved Myself,” out at this time, Courtney finishes her personal story. Within the entrancing, darkish pop bop, Courtney realizes the ability that has at all times been inside her, and in embracing this power, she writes her personal ‘Fortunately Ever After.’
“Saved Myself” is the third a part of “my story,” she tells MeSlop, concluding a trilogy began together with her earlier singles, “Sorry I’m Not Excellent” and “Higher Now.” This new track is “the closing chapter to my story on my EP,” she says. “I wrote ‘Saved Myself’ because the track to elucidate how I used to be after going to therapy. I checked myself in on my own with no assist system. Nobody to name whereas I used to be in there, no assist system once I bought out. It was a really onerous time for me to understand I used to be taking cost of my feelings and psychological well being with out anybody to lean on once I was there, and once I bought out.”
“This track is as deep of an perception as you may get to how I used to be feeling once I bought out of therapy,” she provides. “There’s a line within the track – ‘I suppose you couldn’t sustain with my darkish aspect, so I’m strolling with my demons within the moonlight’ — and that’s precisely what occurred. So many individuals left my life once I went to therapy as a result of, in society, we nonetheless have a serious stigma with psychological sickness. Persons are frightened of what they don’t perceive and what they haven’t been uncovered to or skilled for themselves.”
“It’s a scary regarded as a good friend to somebody who tried to take their very own life as a result of they felt they didn’t have anybody and went to therapy for it,” says Courtney. “Which is why I made this set of songs and why ‘Saved Myself’ is such an necessary a part of that chapter. I would like folks to know that having despair, having PTSD, having Discouraged BPD Tendencies is regular and simply not talked about. That hitting all-time low and feeling alone and scared can also be regular.” However, Courtney provides that this track isn’t nearly hitting the lows. It’s about reaching the highs afterward. “Saved Me” is, as she places it, “about how you are taking management in getting the make it easier to want. My hope is folks hear my songs and my lyrics and are in a position to relate and really feel in the end much less alone.”
Courtney’s story is one which many can relate to. Raised by a single mom who struggled together with her personal psychological points, Courtney’s upbringing was lower than splendid. Kicked out of her residence at age 17, she found a ardour for music that led her to Los Angeles 5 years later. She picked up some modeling work, however issues weren’t going too scorching – till America’s Subsequent High Mannequin got here calling. Courtney landed a spot on the 23 rd cycle of the long-running actuality tv competitors, finally putting fourth total. Whereas she didn’t blow up the modeling world, this stint gave her music profession a lift. Since then, she’s been in a position to carry out everywhere in the world, connecting with followers and sharing her charming and intriguing voice.
“Saved Myself” is out now.