After going by way of hell and popping out on the opposite facet, singer Courtney Paige Nelson tells her ‘story’ along with her new EP, and he or she shares with us how she hopes her music helps others with related psychological well being points.
There’s at all times extra to a fairly face than what meets the attention. Courtney Paige Nelson might have first gained fame as a finalist on America’s Subsequent High Mannequin, nevertheless it’s been by way of her music that this charming alt-pop singer has been in a position to actually share her inventive voice. Her music has additionally supplied a means for her to indicate each her energy – and her vulnerability. Not afraid to place herself in her music, Courtney has detailed her previous battles with despair, PTSD, and Discouraged BPD tendencies dysfunction in current singles. In “Saved Myself,” out in the present day, Courtney finishes her personal story. Within the entrancing, darkish pop bop, Courtney realizes the facility that has at all times been inside her, and in embracing this energy, she writes her personal ‘Fortunately Ever After.’
“Saved Myself” is the third a part of “my story,” she tells HollywoodLife, concluding a trilogy began along with her earlier singles, “Sorry I’m Not Good” and “Higher Now.” This new tune is “the closing chapter to my story on my EP,” she says. “I wrote ‘Saved Myself’ because the tune to elucidate how I used to be after going to remedy. I checked myself in on my own with no help system. Nobody to name whereas I used to be in there, no help system once I received out. It was a really exhausting time for me to comprehend I used to be taking cost of my feelings and psychological well being with out anybody to lean on once I was there, and once I received out.”
“This tune is as deep of an perception as you may get to how I used to be feeling once I received out of remedy,” she provides. “There’s a line within the tune – ‘I suppose you couldn’t sustain with my darkish facet, so I’m strolling with my demons within the moonlight’ — and that’s precisely what occurred. So many individuals left my life once I went to remedy as a result of, in society, we nonetheless have a significant stigma with psychological sickness. Persons are frightened of what they don’t perceive and what they haven’t been uncovered to or skilled for themselves.”
“It’s a scary considered a buddy to somebody who tried to take their very own life as a result of they felt they didn’t have anybody and went to remedy for it,” says Courtney. “Which is why I made this set of songs and why ‘Saved Myself’ is such an essential a part of that chapter. I would like folks to grasp that having despair, having PTSD, having Discouraged BPD Tendencies is regular and simply not talked about. That hitting all-time low and feeling alone and scared can also be regular.” However, Courtney provides that this tune isn’t nearly hitting the lows. It’s about reaching the highs afterward. “Saved Me” is, as she places it, “about how you’re taking management in getting the assist you want. My hope is folks hear my songs and my lyrics and are in a position to relate and really feel in the end much less alone.”
Courtney’s story is one which many can relate to. Raised by a single mom who struggled along with her personal psychological points, Courtney’s upbringing was lower than excellent. Kicked out of her dwelling at age 17, she found a ardour for music that led her to Los Angeles 5 years later. She picked up some modeling work, however issues weren’t going too scorching – till America’s Subsequent High Mannequin got here calling. Courtney landed a spot on the 23 rd cycle of the long-running actuality tv competitors, ultimately putting fourth total. Whereas she didn’t blow up the modeling world, this stint gave her music profession a lift. Since then, she’s been in a position to carry out all around the world, connecting with followers and sharing her charming and intriguing voice.
“Saved Myself” is out now.