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Em Beihold, Her Songs, and Mental Health

Who is Em Beihold?


Em Beihold is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in Los Angeles. In her songs, she combines sunny, buoyant melodies with sad, sarcastic lyrics. “City of Angels” (2020), “Groundhog Day” (2021) and “Numb Little Bug” (2022) have gone viral in TikTok and topped Spotify on its US streaming chart. She released her debut EP “Infrared” in 2017 and her second EP, “Egg in the Backseat” in 2022.


Her characteristics


As a singer-songwriter, she heightened the awareness of mental health issues in normal lives through music. “I don’t associate any shame with sharing your mental health status, I think it’s better if everyone talks about it,” she said in an interview.


Lively describing the emotional waves and her feelings of different mental health conditions, her songs are relatable and hit the audience’s hearts. She also has a distinctive musical style and a charismatic singing voice.


Numb Little Bug

Do you ever get a little bit tired of life

Like you're not really happy but you don't wanna die

Like you're hanging by a thread but you gotta survive


Ideation

After the song “Groundhog Day” took the social media by storm, Em Beihold held a sense of emptiness — she was depressed and overwhelmed when she achieved her target of success. Even though she told her mother, the person she trusted the most, about her feelings, her mother considered her ungrateful. While everything is moving so fast, she just “get a little bit tired of life”, at the same time, fleshed out the first chorus of “numb little bug”


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Floating away like I'm a kite/Reminding myself I'm still alive/Try not to panic every night/ One, two, three, four, five

Ideation


The 54321 Ground Method for Panic Attacks

  1. 5 things you can see.

  2. 4 things you can feel.

  3. 3 things you can hear.

  4. 2 things you can smell.

  5. 1 thing you can taste.


Message


Em Beihold hopes to reassure others that this feeling is normal and no one should feel alone, and that people who listen to her music will actually take action by talking to others about their emotions and seeking out therapy.


Other songs related to mental health issues

- Porcelain

- Groundhog Day

- Forgive Yourself


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