Indie Pop Band The Collection Challenges Negative Stigma Surrounding Depression with Emotive Single “Medication”
October 6, 2023 BY Emma Orland
North Carolina indie-pop band The Collection challenges the negative stigma surrounding depression and seeking help with “Medication” ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10). The powerful single, out tomorrow, October 6th, sees the band at their most vulnerable state yet with emotional, raw vocals pleading, “I deserve to be well.” Listen HERE and watch the music video HERE.
“Despite having experienced severe depression since I was 15 years old, I’ve always been hesitant to take meds for it. Perhaps because of internalized stigma, as well as lack of information. After struggling with depression during a particularly difficult year, a friend told me ‘maybe your brain just doesn’t produce as much serotonin as other people. You deserve to live a life at more than 50%.’ It was the final push I needed; I got on meds and felt my mental health significantly change. ‘Medication’ is inspired by me processing my own journey to becoming a healthier version of myself,” elaborates David Wimbish about his mental health journey.
About The Collection:
The Collection derives an inimitable musical language from the unbreakable bond between its members. Fronted by David Wimbish, the Saxapahaw, NC-based band places just as much emphasis on interpersonal community and relationships as it does on the music itself. Because of this, the band have generated tens of millions of streams, logged tens of thousands of miles on the road, earned praise from American Songwriter, Glide, Parade, and more, and landed on NPR Tiny Desk Judges’ Picks – all before signing their first record deal with Nettwerk Music Group in 2022. Additionally, The Collection have developed a devout fan base thanks in part to their renowned rowdy performances. They have lit up festival stages and crisscrossed the country with The Oh Hellos, RIPE, Tall Heights, and Sammy Rae & The Friends, to name a few. Just this past January, the six-piece released their boldest EP, How to Survive an Ending, emanating love and positivity in typical The Collection fashion. Stay tuned for more details on new music from The Collection.