How it Works:
1: Listen to the Artist Interview
2: Pause and play as you go, pull quotes that resonate with your story into your journal.
3: Journal 15-60 minutes without interruption.
The Love Story behind Crywolf
Meet Justin Phillips
Justin Taylor Phillips, a.k.a Crywolf, shares his struggles growing up with bipolar disorder, often relying on music as inspiration to pull through difficult times. Due to his experience with street art, Justin learned to be honest with himself, which consequently shaped his musical identity.
His song “Ghosts” expresses unconscious feelings resulting from a breakup. Hence, the song has a feeling of bleakness and hopelessness. Crywolf states that “Ghosts” released emotions he didn’t realize he felt, while simultaneously helping him move on. Likewise, the song gave him the sense of “saudade.” Music expresses emotions he’s always struggled with—it’s cathartic.
Interviewer, Editor, and B-roll Performance Videography: Mingjie Zhai
Videographers: Sherman Wellons and Wade Chao
Special Thanks to: Adam Seid