As you’ll know, if you’ve read the About Us page, this blog is hosted by me, Katie and Meghan, and we make up the band Cave Mouth. The lyrics on several of the songs that feature on our albums Hex and The Dark Has Teeth are attempts to distil my experience with depression.
As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK from the 10th to the 16th of May, I thought it would be a good idea to make a playlist featuring these tracks. You’ll notice when you listen that most of the songs have very sparse lyrics because on some days, writing just a few words was all I could manage.
I see Hex and The Dark Has Teeth are gigantic FUCK YOU’S in the face of depression. I hope that, if you’re currently held hostage by ill mental health, these songs might offer some moments of clarity, where it’s easier to believe that other people are going through the same shit as you are. (Through my most recent depressive episode, I struggled to comprehend that other people felt as depressed as I did.) And I hope that it might encourage you to try, in a creative medium that fuels you, to express how depression impacts your life.
Be kind to each other.