Song Review (Series): Therapy Session by NF

Courtesy Photo: Therapy Session by NF

“I don’t know what you expect when you walk into a therapy session”

By Rogers Wanambwa

It is only natural that I review some of my favourite’s songs while doing this series! NF has a way of doing dark cinematic songs that when you stumble upon them, you wonder why you have listened to them all this time!

Therapy Session is a high temple, choir humming in the background, type of rap song (admittedly, many of NF’s songs are) that brings into the life of an artist with a who has reached somewhere in their life and the unbelievable things that they go through.

At some point, he talks about people tweeting about how they want to kill him and his family which is scary to even fathom!

“How you gon’ write me and tell me you’d slaughter my family?” (Someone actually wrote this to him!)

But the most fundamental thing about this song is the fact that NF lets you know how music is his go-to when he needs therapy sessions. What is your go-to? If I may ask.

It reminds me of what I am always complaining about how music and even movies, not to mention other media we consume nowadays to not have any valuable information or thing to take away from.

Please don’t start with the agendas that are being pushed at us.

It is about being real, something NF keeps reminding us about in many of his songs. I mean, he even has a whole song titled Real. The song is dedicated to those going through hard times and how they can cope with their issues.

Admittedly, it’s about acknowledging that there is something wrong with your life and finding help. That help at times may be having a reflection of your own life and giving yourself some advice which is what he literally does in the song, talk to himself.

NF, like Tom MacDonald, is known for tackling societal issues, and in this one, he covers domestic violence, mental health, the different forms of bullying that even people in the limelight face among other things.

“I’m trying to deal with the pressure, I’m trying to deal with depression.”

If you want to listen to more than just beats, welcome to my world.

Check it out from here.

Song Review (Series): Withdrawals by Tom MacDonald

Courtesy Photo/ Withdrawals by Tom MacDonald

“The right things are the hardest thing to do.”

By Rogers Wanambwa

Tom MacDonald is known for releasing very unconventional, thought-provoking songs and Withdrawals follows this trend as it brings the listener into a melancholic mood that gets you to appreciate life like never before.

In it, he tells his journey with addiction and how he has managed to overcome it. The masterful play with his tone that he uses captivates your mind and carries you on the gruesome journey that was his withdrawal from drug abuse.

It’s the calm laid back beats and choir sounds in the background that got me almost tearful! There’s something about church and testimonies!

To understand the magnitude of this song you need to know a few things for starters.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released a report in 2019 showing that “35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders while only 1 in 7 people receive treatment.”

Yet drugs alone are not the only substance being abused. According to the CDC, “Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day. These deaths shorten the lives of those who die by an average of almost 29 years, for a total of 2.8 million years of potential life lost.” This is just one country.

Withdrawals provides a ray of light reminding us that you can still overcome addiction and go on to become the best version of yourself.

The song already has 2.5 million views in 4 days (by the time I’m writing this). Tom does write his own songs, produces the beats with another producer, shoots the videos with his girlfriend and does his own promotion.

This is a story about triumphing over even the worst of situations in life. And that’s the first review in this 10-day series.

To check it out, tap here.

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