The singer has found a lot of comfort in her music. Months after Meghan Trainor opened up about her struggle with anxiety and depression, the star is updating her fans on how she is overcoming those mental health problems by working on her upcoming new album.
Back in March during an interview with The Sun, Meghan revealed she was dealing with horrible panic attacks and also falling into ‘a crazy, deep hole of depression and anxiety.’
Now, she is getting ready to release some new music, and while many artists use their demons to create deep, dark songs, Meghan Trainor shared with ET that she did the opposite.
The singer used upbeat tracks that helped her in the war against depression.
Before performing at the Pandora Presents: Pop Coast Hits concert yesterday, Meghan told the outlet that ‘In the album, I tried to stay positive because that’s the only way I can crawl out of it personally. If I start thinking about it, [I can] trigger it. Like, I’ll start thinking, ‘Well, what if have a full-blown panic attack right now?’ then it literally will happen to me.’
She went on to share that ‘I wrote a song called ‘Treat Myself’ and it’s [about being] so proud that I overcame that and how I’m only going to be positive from here on out. I’m going to not forget myself in this crazy process of life. My therapist said to me, ‘Dude, you came so far, don’t forget to reward yourself for that,’ and I was like, ‘Dang, more people should know that.’’
As for pushing the release of her album to 2019, she said: ‘I had to get back in the studio as I knew I could do better. I wrote a great pop album [but] I’ve just been so inspired by all the new music coming out. I’m a fan of it all, and I got inspired and went, ‘Hold on, Meghan. We can do better.’ So, I went back in the studio and was really honest with myself and did more soca music, which I love.’