The Overwhelm by Bridesmen
The Overwhelm by Bridesmen released recently and this single is the side project of the very multi-talented singer / songwriter Kenton Chen. Tackling the heavy topic of mental health and all that it encompasses, Chen has not only brought out the emotions beautifully through song but also the interpretive dance seen in the video. Here is what Chen had to say about ‘The Overwhelm‘:
We Americans don’t talk about mental health, and the shame we attach to it is prohibiting us from addressing it head-on. It’s a vicious cycle. We feel isolated, so we produce negative thoughts, but because we don’t discuss our struggles, we feel more isolated, driving us deeper and deeper into the abyss
I agree, that was very well said! That fact that as a society we don’t speak on these issues is a dangerous and vicious cycle. Furthermore there are the notions of “don’t bother people with your problems” as well as “mind your own business” which further leads to people who may have access to getting help not seeking that help. You also see friends and family members frozen because help can’t begin until you know how to lend a hand. As a result leaving people paralyzed on both sides of the issue.
I’d like to commend Bridesmen for the thoughtful song. You are doing a whole lot of good bringing the issue to the forefront, letting people know that they are not alone. Sometimes the first step to healing and coping is knowing that someone truly understands what you are going through. You can watch the amazing video for ‘The Overwhelm‘ below. As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.