YUNGBLUD shares a visual depiction of what his struggles with depression and anxiety look like in his head in a new music video for the song ”Kill Somebody” off his newest album 21st Century Liability.
“Kill Somebody” is nothing short of uncomfortable and maybe a bit disturbing for some. The video begins with the artist sat in a dark, dimly lit room playing guitar with his face and hands covered in blood. This is seen as the dark place that the artist has discovered in his head. The visuals seem to intensify, with YUNGBLUD standing in an empty room having what appears to be a mental break, laughing and smiling at the blood on his hands. The next scene shows the artist sat in a chair with a gun held to his head by an unknown person. The camera switches, revealing that the person holding the gun is himself. The idea of suicide is very much so present throughout the entire video.
YUNGBLUD took to Instagram, saying: “this song is about a pretty dark place I found in my mind. at first, it really scared me. but I learned to talk about it. mental health is finally being taken seriously and this song helped me free myself from the weight of it for a while. I wanted the video to visually represent the internal feeling of anxiety and depression from an outward perception. I was so excited to keep it really stripped back compared to my other videos. this was important to me because I didn’t want to cloud the message behind it.”
The artist also took to Twitter, saying “this is a visual depiction of what anxiety feels like inside my head. for those of you who have felt or feel any type of darkness, know you’re not alone.”
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this is a visual representation what anxiety and depression feels like inside my head. this song is about the darkest place I discovered in my mind. at first it really scared me. but i learned to talk about it. for those of you who have felt or feel any type of darkness, know you’re not alone. mental health is finally being taken seriously allowing conversations to be had and this song helped me free myself from the weight of it for a while. i was so excited to keep it really stripped back because i didn’t want to cloud the message behind it. i hope you enjoy it! ? shout out to mr @heyhunt who was integral in bringing this to life ! ? thankyou to @clashmagazine for premiering (link in story)
this is a visual depiction of what anxiety feels like inside my head. for those of you who have felt or feel any type of darkness, know your not alone. this is the “Kill somebody” video ? https://t.co/lo3yYhqyEU ? pic.twitter.com/2euYgAZa33
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) October 23, 2018
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