Nala Rose Releases a Sneak Peek Song "Love Addict" from "Road to Recovery"
As the time gets closer for the release of Nala Rose's debut album "Road to Recovery", a sneak peek of what's to come is revealed through the recent release of her featured song "Love Addict".
The song "Love Addict" is just one of the few illustrations representing the repercussions and aftermath of abuse. As Nala Rose depicts her journey on the "Road to Recovery" through the music on the album to come, many of the songs featured were produced not only for her own healing, but to bring awareness, encouragement, and hope to all those who are suffering from emotional and mental matters, from all forms of abuse.
"I think it's important we talk about ALL the affects of abuse, because it becomes generational in our homes, families, and society when we just try to sweep it under the rug! "
"I think it's important we talk about ALL the affects of abuse, because it becomes generational in our homes, families, and society when we just try to sweep it under the rug! Most mental health and behavioral issues come from some sort of trauma in life. And when you experience it... especially as a child (as I did)... you develop your identity through those traumas. Any habit is hard to break and just like a chemical addiction you can have other behavioral and mental addictions... i.e. love addiction, co-dependency, OCD, multiple personality disorders, panic attacks, depression, etc... . These are all attempts to break or escape the internal cycle of fear from whatever trauma's we've experienced or continue to experience. That doesn't necessarily mean everyone who has experienced/experiences these mental and behavioral issues/conditions have been "abused", but it's dependent on that individuals own experience and usually the fight in attempt to resolve the internal emotional destruction caused by any event.
My prayer and desire is that someone hears this (song) and sees them self, or even the abuser (seeing themselves) and how their actions damage the soul... and also that others are able to empathize/sympathize with those suffering. I don't want people to just relate to the song, but I'm hoping they are able to recognize the patterns, the toxicity, and the damage they are causing themselves or even others to continue in this behavior/pattern, or "addiction".
"I don't want people to just relate to the song, but I'm hoping they are able to recognize the patterns, the toxicity, and the damage they are causing themselves or even others to continue in this behavior/pattern, or "addiction".
For years I suffered by my own decisions to keep quiet, or "stay" and give of myself mentally and emotionally, and physically. Even being driven to points of attempting suicide because I was so drained and felt no matter what I did, or how hard I prayed there was no escaping the aftermath of who I had become and what I allowed. I was putting it all on God to "magically fix me" when He was giving me instruction on how to heal all along. But just like any addiction, and forms of "help" ..."bad habits are hard to break" and if we don't intentionally set up "boundaries" paired with accountability and faith, we are bound to keep failing in recovery.
I'm by no means speaking for everyone. But this is my story.
I compared it (love addiction) to a chemical substance in the song because it's that powerful. If we allow it to be. For me, it was mainly not knowing where to draw the lines for "boundaries". I always felt guilty and manipulated myself back into believing "I needed" to be there for the person abusing me, or that it was my responsibility as a Christian to "help fix them", "be there for them" while having faith God was in the midst of fixing them... despite how bad they treated me physically or mentally, or emotionally. There's so much more to it ... but I reveal more about it in my book "Road to Recovery" ... that I'm working on to pair with the album. It features a story behind each of the songs and kind of a more in depth explanation of where the songs derived from through my experiences.
I've had a rough road to get to this point to even realize "I needed help", or needed to break the cycle. I've always had a relationship with God. But I kept quiet about the things I was going through and had been through, trying to "protect" others, and even myself. But it wasn't until I attended a Celebrate Recovery meeting when I moved to Phoenix, that I even learned "love addiction" was a "thing" along with my other troubles. But recognizing the issues I had and where they stemmed from is what helped me to grasp a tighter grip on how to actively fight against the things I have... and still struggle with. I'm still not there. God has been patient with me and He has protected me even in the worst of my experiences. You can't heal without faith, but you can't just have faith and not work towards taking action against these things to have real healing. In the midst of it all it was horrendous. Even still some things are triggers, but having understanding provides a foundation to stand firm on overcoming each battle whenever they come up. Doing music and working on this album just helped me to clarify my purpose. I never wanted to and never imagined I'd sing in front of people or let anyone hear my poetry or music! But telling my story gave me clarity of "the reason behind my story".
"We can't control the behaviors of others and the evil running rapid in this world. But God is gracious enough to allow us to be a light to others as survivors, even in the midst of our healing."
We can't control the behaviors of others and the evil running rapid in this world. But God is gracious enough to allow us to be a light to others as survivors, even in the midst of our healing. I believe it's apart of my purpose to be the light that shines hope, awareness, and encouragement on these matters from being able to relate through my own experiences. God is my Father and He is patiently leading me on this journey. That doesn't mean I don't slip, or fall, or mess up, but I have hope knowing that each time I overcome the desires, the triggers, the choices and decisions I make to create and maintain boundaries... that God is walking with me and growing me to not only heal me, but show His glory of light over darkness to the world." - NALA ROSE
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