The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart Reveals About His Struggle With Depression

Drew Taggart, one half of The Chainsmokers, opened up admitting having dealt with depression stating that life, after their first musical eminence, is not a bed of roses as most would think. Depression can be fatal sometimes, the superstar finally opened up about the hard times he had. Their recent release Rv

In a Sept 9 Instagram post, the songwriter stated that he had tried to curtain that part of his life until now.

“songwriting is my therapy. I dealt with depression for what most would call the height of the chainsmokers career thus far”

Here’s the post:

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songwriting is my therapy. i dealt with depression for what most would call the height of the chainsmokers career thus far. you’d think that an artist getting their first massive break and seeing success in a career they love would have no problems, but that’s the funny thing about depression. it’s doesn’t matter what you’ve accomplished because it attacks how you feel about it. your resumé won’t save you. i didn’t begin to feel better until i began putting my feelings into my songs. this explains the sudden dark introspective turn the chainsmokers music took earlier this year with the release of songs like “sick boy” and “everybody hates me” etc. maybe this isn’t the chainsmokers you all wanted and that’s ok, but it’s what we needed to create to grow. that chapter isn’t closed by any means but i do feel like i’ve gotten something off my chest, i’m not hiding my feelings behind a smile when i don’t feel like it anymore. “This Feeling” is the first song i wrote when i came out of my depressed state for the first time. it’s a song about following your heart even when people don’t believe in you. mentally i’m in a good place right now. i’m in love with my friends and family and thank god everyday that i get to write songs for a living. i hope y’all enjoy this one.

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He further explained that putting feelings in his lyrical writing as heard from their previously released singles made his escape from the bleakness and abjection. This explains the abrupt genre switch of The Chainsmokers.

I didn’t begin to feel better until I began putting my feelings into my songs. this explains the sudden dark introspective turn the chainsmokers music took earlier this year with the release of songs like “sick boy” and “everybody hates me” etc. maybe this isn’t the chainsmokers you all wanted and that’s ok, but it’s what we needed to create to grow.”

Lastly he explains that the release of their single with Kelsea Ballerini is the first song he wrote after alleviating from his depression.

“This Feeling” is the first song i wrote when i came out of my depressed state for the first time. it’s a song about following your heart even when people don’t believe in you. mentally I’m in a good place right now, I’m in love with my friends and family and thank god every day that I get to write songs for a living. I hope Y’all enjoy this one.”

Stream “This Feeling” here:

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George Sherman

Hi, Am George I reside in Kenya Am an EDM producer,part-time Dj and blogger

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