Electro alt-pop artist / songwriter X. ARI today released her new single “BSMI”, an anthem for all those who are or have ever been “Broke, Single, and Mentally Ill”. X. ARI says “I came up with the song title “BSMI” when I was depressed and languishing in bed on a Sunday in December. I came up with the music video concept and the next day I wrote the full song, which is the very definition of turning pain into power, my mantra and message for mental health awareness.”
The music video written and co-directed by X. ARI will drop at the end of February, but for now, fans can now stream the single on all DSPs worldwide.
It is X. ARI’s mission to not only raise awareness about mental health but to also focus on using her platform to empower others to turn their pain into power. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health challenges – I recommend taking a look at my Self Care Tips page – for tons of resources for healing and recovery.
Musically, X. ARI deftly dances in and out of genre lines, from entrancing alt-pop to gritty hip-hop to electronic elegance. At the same time, her visceral lyrics transmit messages of hope as often as they ponder tragedy. It’s the mixture of those two elements when X.ARI’s sound and voice come to life.