It's finally here, kids! Lauv has just released the official music video for his newest single "Sad Forever," which was debuted during his Manila concert last May 20, 2019.
SAD FOREVER IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW 💙https://t.co/5SywlQeH9c— lauv (@lauvsongs) May 31, 2019
In the music video, Lauv reveals that he wrote the song while he was struggling with depression and OCD, but later realized that seeking professional help and taking the necessary steps gave him hope that everything would be okay.
"Although I, or anyone else, may seem fine at any given moment, mental illness is something that is oftentimes not apparent," he says. "It's an ongoing journey with ups and downs, and finding stability is a process that I'm still heavily working on."
See the rest of Lauv's message in the music video below:
The whole video was shot as Lauv sang to his fans during his sold-out show at the Araneta Coliseum, the biggest headlining show in his career so far.
All proceeds from "Sad Forever" will go to several organizations fighting to end the stigma on mental health. Lauv is also donating a partial amount of ticket sales made on his Asia Tour to the Wellbeing Cluster, a Philippine organization that promotes and mainstreams psychosocial and mental health programs towards wellness and resiliency in the workplace.
It is so inspiring to see more and more artists working to bring more awareness on mental health and other pressing issues through their music.
What do you think of Lauv's music video for "Sad Forever"? Were you there during the concert? Comment below!
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or any other mental health condition, know that help is always available. Call the hotline, HOPELINE, at (02) 804 4673, (0917) 558-4673 or 2919 toll free for Globe and TM subscribers.
A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 9 nephews and nieces.