The Creative Process and Depression

Finding a balance in your creative drive, your friendships, and your life can be quite a task. We can easily get trapped in a spiral of self doubt, overworking ourselves, and can have a hard time breaking out.

This subject has been on my mind a lot of late. I had a friend and fellow producer decided to end his life recently. It really shook me into thinking about how hard the creative process can be sometimes. Especially if we are looking externally for validation of our art. Music has the power of bringing us so much closer to each other, but in the digital age our striving to be heard can also make us feel more distant.

I made this video to help express some of these ideas.

I want to keep a community discussion about this.  If you have ever experienced depression as a musician and struggled with this, please comment below. Even if you have not, I  would love to hear your thoughts.
By |2018-10-16T12:51:04-07:00April 20th, 2015|Creative Process, Producers Blog|3 Comments


  1. Colin April 29, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Great video following what happened. I hope you are doing good!

  2. Pat December 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    good words

  3. cubase templates October 24, 2018 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Ive found that when im depressed i write the best songs but cant get myself to proceed with them at that time, only texts. Its not fun but it can really bring out some great stuff..even if its dark stuff. And you can always use the lyrics etc when you are better and can function.

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