Saturday, July 14, 2012

What I'm Watching: @the_17th "My Drug"

"Just when I think that I can break the ties, I shake inside, 
and only more of you helps me. But only more of you kills me."

 Although grim, The 17th brilliantly executes the video for his first major song "My Drug," which gives an eye-opening look into the struggles and dangers of drug addiction. What I also find fascinating, is that if you listen closely to the lyrics, "My Drug" doubly serves as a representation of an extremely toxic relationship. All too often, we hear stories about friends and/or family in situations that are detrimental to their mental health, but because that's all they know, they continue to stay involved and it becomes some sort of an addiction. With that being said, The 17th has taken steps to help those in need. His song is currently being featured as an aid for a music therapy class at a local drug rehabilitation facility in his home town. Because both the song and video have been so well received, it is his hope to get "My Drug" into rehab facilities across the country. I congratulate him in his effort because as many of us understand, whether from personal experience or from people we know, drug addiction is a very real thing, and to fix the ever growing problem, it starts at home.

To stay up-to-date with The 17th, you can follow him at (he's a really nice guy, so hit him up) and you can hear "My Drug" and his latest track "Push" in rotation at Radio 104.1 FM. The 17th is also working on his debut EP Free Music set for release next month, but in the meantime, enjoy the video.

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