It is a tragedy not only in the music but in society. I’m talking about this thing called suicide.
We work ourselves to the bone trying to enjoy this “American Dream”. We try to date, but dating isn’t quite the same as it was back in the 90’s. We try to make everyone happy, but let’s be honest, there’s always someone you can’t impress. And it takes a toll on you.
Unfortunately, suicide happens a lot in American culture. When you get to the point where you mentally can’t stand to see daylight anymore; It’s a shame that people call suicide a “selfish act”.
I feel for everyone including the fans that adored Chester Bennington. Chester was not only extremely talented, but he was in a lot of pain. And you can hear it in the music. I heard it when I first heard “Numb” for the first time on the radio.
I hope everyone sees this as a learning process. Whether they ask for help or not, it’s better to ask are you ok, because sometimes that’s all people need. And sometimes they need a little bit more, and that’s ok too.
I’ve been working in the industry for about four to five years now. I’ve seen the good and the bad. The great and the worst. But this, I will never understand.
At the end of the day, if you make in the industry. You’ve earned because it is not easy to get into the industry.
Christina Grimmie was a very talented artist. I don’t recall her being on The Voice (because I really don’t watch the show) But I remember and still watch her YouTube videos. She was an incredibly gifted person and her life ended way too soon.
Why someone would do something like this? It is not just awful, it’s despicable. I don’t care what happened, in the end, no one should die over it.
And because of recent events, now I’m on high alert with my artist. She too likes to sign after her performances… what if something were to happen… I can’t think about it.
We need to stop doing this to each other. We need to come together and be one. Because at the end of the day, we are all here for the same reason. To live our dreams.
And to Christina’s family and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. It is not fair and I hope you get the respect and privacy you deserve.
This is one of my favorite videos of her. RIP Christina.