Sensational songwriter, Krysta Youngs, draws further attention to the struggle with mental health within a brand new powerful pop song ‘Mental Breakdown’. Production from Weiros more than matches the melancholic mood of the track and provides an engaging progression throughout.
A simple but effective arpeggio pattern on the piano begins the song, soon joined by Young’s dynamic and high-pitched pop vocals. Syncopated synths, a sparkling mixture of percussion as well as a steady 4-beat clap all sonically guide the song to its electro-house chorus which introduces chopped up vocals, tuneful trumpets and distorted 808s.
Young’s prolific songwriting ability shone through the majority of this track. In a catchy and unapologetically honest fashion, she episodically guides the listener through a mind in turmoil, dealing with a toxic relationship and continuously swinging moods. Accompanied by a basic but insightful music video, this piece of art expresses exactly what it says in the title.
The talented writer explains the track from her perspective, “Mental Breakdown” is a song about feeling all the emotions that come with loving someone who isn’t right for you. It’s the realization that love has a life of its own, it breaks you down & spits you out … but only if you let it.”
Previous years have seen Youngs write hits with the likes of BTS, Marshmello, TXT, Philip Lawrence, Evan Bogart, JR Rotem, Melanie Fontana, Marty James, Anthony Evans, Kim Viera, Netta, Stray Kids, Wengie, Disco Fries, BTS, Taeyeon, Oh My Girl, Rania, Navi, Luna Snow, SUHO, Twice, Boa, Busters and Girlkind. These monumental milestones will no doubt be surpassed if she continues to release tracks like ‘Mental Breakdown’.
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