“Fifty One Fifty” is the brand new song from Electronic-Pop artist, Dirty Chime – the brainchild of solo artist Thomas Clayton, writing lyrics from personal experiences that touch on sensitive subjects such as mental health, medicating/over-medicating and escapism. This brings us to what “Fifty One Fifty” actually refers to, the new California law code for the temporary, involuntary psychiatric commitment of individuals who present a danger to themselves or others due to signs of mental illness. We are excited to be hearing an artist approach such a touchy topic as 2019 has not been kind with people expressing their opinions if it’s not a widely-accepted one. We are also saddened by this fact because this code can hurt many people.
Dirty Chime is taking a risk but it’s believed to be a necessary one. As we see through this quote, “Lovers call each other crazy all the time. But what if you’re actually crazy? And were you crazy to begin with, or did something drive you into the madness? Fifty One Fifty is meant to be an exploration of insanity, both fancied and real.”
As we approach it, we are here to seek out what people actually think what crazy means to them. There are so many versions and variations of crazy that it has been diluted. We’ve also seen the term thrown loosely, as Dirty Chime quoted earlier, and so we see people devalue the word completely. Take your exploration of crazy as you listen to Fifty One Fifty and tell us what are your thoughts.