“I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.”
Many of us have a collection of songs that help us feel seen and heard. Whether it’s a broken heart or a pandemic, music is therapy. This month’s featured artist, Kai Roberts, utilizes visual art and poetic expression to release overwhelming emotions. If you struggle with anxiety, depression or hopelessness, this artist is meant for you.
Kai Roberts is a multi-talented musician, educator and mental health advocate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began producing music in high school, gaining local attention. Attention, which put him in the position to showcase his talent on various projects, such as Fieldwork by Armstead Brown. Previously, a member of Tribe Eternal Music Group, he joined the Hip-Hop collective while attending Carnegie Mellon University.
In November 2020, in a candid conversation with Art With Impact, he mentions that during difficult times he processes his emotions through poetry. This is evident through the lyrics on his 2019 album, The Great Escape. Kai’s poetry and songwriting express the words of your heart. On the song "Paradise," he raps “Find freedom through the music; solace in the silence.” How many of you can relate? Headphones and solitude are wonderful for quieting your mind and processing difficult emotions.
Kai Roberts is a great storyteller and if you enjoy Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Owl City, or Kyle, I encourage you to stream The Great Escape with an open heart and allow the music to reignite your soul and lead you on the journey to find joy in any circumstance.
Stay up to date with Kai Roberts:
Art With Impact interview: https://fb.watch/9kcft5ikOP/