- Words Notion Staff
Denis Coleman has dropped a moody new tune about the perils of social media addiction, "Healing the Process".
The advent of social media in all its hyperactive glory has been a boon for the music industry in so many ways, but it’s brought about plenty of personal difficulties too. Gen Z’s addiction to the quick-hit nature of social media has proven to be an increasingly fruitful theme in recent times, and Denis Coleman is here to offer a fresh take on the subject.
His latest single, “Healing the Process”, puts a microscope upon the very real pain caused by this lifestyle, using grungey sounds reminiscent of industrial rock music to create a dark, moody soundscape that calls back to the pioneers of exploring disaffection with technology such as Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, but gives it a truly contemporary and personal edge through Coleman’s skilful songwriting.
It’s accompanied by a vivid music video that brings the mental health struggles explored in the song to the surface as Coleman fights against the oncoming tide of intrusive thoughts, trying to keep a hold of himself against the tide of outside influences.
On the song, Coleman says, “I wrote this song about getting fed up with micro-dosing dopamine on social media to improve my mental health and wanting to find a more healthy way to think. It’s a conflicting song, partially encouraging the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and partially just resigned to the fact that social media is an inescapable part of life and identity. It’s a dichotomy which is deeply personal to me but also pretty common in my generation, and I hope that this song can help articulate these thoughts for anyone listening.”