Unfortunately Steven: Groovy Avocado Disco. Written by Javier Zepeda
Let’s give it up to Unfortunately Steven and his new album, “Groovy Avocado Disco”. It’s a simple acronym for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. When you read the first sentence, you didn’t think this would get deep, but it did. Read on to find out more as to why this is its acronym.
Unfortunately Steven is hoping that he will be able to inspire people. Specifically, we he wants to inspire people to not be afraid to seek therapy. There is a negative connotation when it comes to therapy and he wants to destroy the stigma that it’s something to look down upon.
We wanted to ask Unfortunately Steven to elaborate more on it and what his album means.
“The concept of the album is a full therapy session from start to finish. From walking into the session a human balloon filled with crippling anxiety and depression, to leaving deflated and ready to take on the week. The album begins by walking into therapy, sitting down, and spilling the daily truth. The therapist guides the listener through these thoughts and grounds them through mindfulness. The album tackles the human condition, depression, drugs, addiction, capitalism and personal issues related to my father. As the album is experienced, the songs begin to empty and become more real, meaning that the listener, or myself, is expressing these heavy feelings and then becoming lighter by being honest with oneself.”, said Steven.
The album gives hints of Indie Rock, Psychedelia, and Musical Theater all rolled into one product. These 3 genres are so different, yet Unfortunately Steven was able to blend them beautifully in his album.
Let’s dive in a little more:
Unfortunately Steven said, “”As a society, we tend to shy away from dark thoughts or depressed feelings but they are simply a part of the human condition. Everyone deals with struggles and people who say they don’t are living in denial. My goal for this album is to establish the harsh realities of mental illness, and what it’s truly like in the mind of an anxious, depressed individual.”
What really sets this album apart, and we’ve actually never seen this done before, but Unfortunately Steven added excerpts of his very own therapy sessions. We truly appreciate Steven for not only allowing us, but allowing all his listeners into his life; into something so private. This takes courage to release and we’re all the more grateful to him for it.
We highly encourage you to give “Groovy Avocado Disco” a listen. It’s interesting and eye-opening to say the least, and also a damn good album as far as the music goes!