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EP towards mental health awareness.
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  • Shubham

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    Shubham Ray
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    Shubham Ray

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Having been somebody who has dealt with his share of mental health issues over the past, the concept of the EP is something very simple and also very complex at the same time. Ive been a victim of racism in our very own country on numerous occasions however there are 4 very clear memories of it that run in my subconscious even today, starting from school, junior college and even something as recent as my late teens and early twenties. This and some other issues lead me to believe whether or not I am good enough and hence led me to borderline addiction twice as well as borderline depression constituting from that. However, i didn't need help cause I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by a few people who made me remember who the real me is.
The concept for this EP is based on the 5 basic emotions that the human brain experiences in a given situation on any given day. These basic emotions are namely, 1. Joy, 2. Sadness, 3. Fear, 4. Disgust and 5. Anger. The reason behind this concept is that during this lockdown I spent alot of time with no one but myself and realised how much anxiety an individual can have inside them, which can stem from these numerous causes. I firmly believe no matter how much ever time you spend with an individual one can never know that individual a complete 100%. But the one thing that strongly connects all of us together is that, each and everyone of us deals with and faces these emotions every single day and lives through them every single day in their own capacity. So I decided to write and compose a song for every mood, that can be heard at that given point of time during the day just to make everyone remember that its normal to feel these emotions and that it doesn't make you weird. And most importantly if you do feel different, always remember that you are different and being similar to someone is something you don't want to be.
I genuinely feel music is the one form of art that everyone always has the time to notice cause its so easy to get to. And hence with my music all i hope to do is get out there that its sometimes very easy to just be nice, all you have to do is remember that the emotions you feel are the very same emotions that the person right next to you feel as well.

Since All of you know that currently we are struck down by an event that none of us thought we'd witness in our lifetime, which is living through a pandemic! Im really asking for your kind help to provide whatever funds possible to help produce my EP so that I can upload it to various platforms. I have over 30 songs composed and ready to produce, however currently i am unable to raise funds to buy the equipment required to produce my music. I cant get my work out there cause there’s no source of income currently for independent, struggling musicians, since every possible outlet for a musician to make money via live performances is not possible cause of everything being under lockdown due to the pandemic. Over the course of this lockdown i have also taken various masterclasses to help me learn how to produce, mix and master music at home with a home studio but due to lack of producing equipment I'm unable to do so. Hence I decided on starting this fundraiser to ask all you kind souls to help this musician achieve his dream cause this current EP that i have in mind is very close to heart, and with all your help I can make this happen.

What I can promise in return is that the EP shall be done and available to stream in a total of between 90-120 days and that every single person out there that’s helped make this possible will get a huge thank you and a shout out on the EP along with a pre release of a title track and also a free personalised t-shirt with the album artwork.

Also 50% of the profits that I make out of the EP will be provided to The White Swan Foundation to help the society and this world that has now helped me achieve one of my dreams, to live, love and laugh better. 

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