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Mental Health Journey | Behind the Story of “The Mask”

“The Mask” Concept- Mental Health

“The Mask” is a very special chapter, and it is by far one of my most favorite songs I’ve written. It’s concept is very close to my heart, and it’s message is relatable on so many levels, not just mental health. The Mask is all about reflection. We tend to put up internal masks when we feel certain emotion. I put up my internal mask when I am feeling anxious, fear, and confusion. You may put up your mask based on different feelings, but we all have a mask that comes out from time to time. Reflecting on the times when I’ve put up my mask can be heart breaking. I know exactly why I put up my mask on every occasion that I did, but I have to realize that I simply don’t need it. It is my way of hiding, and I’ve come to the point where I need to stop hiding. I need to be me. I need to face obstacles head on and let my mask fade away. My mask saved me from embarrassment, and it kept me feeling in control. I have learned how to do those things on my own now. My mask was a great tool, but I’m ready purely be me and face the world. So are you.


I wrote The Mask as a reflection song. I looked back at the period of time in my life that is discussed in Chapter 2, and I wrote the song based off of the feeling and emotion that went into that chapter. It was not an after thought. I was able to write this song because I could give myself more time to truly express how I felt during that period in my life. I enjoyed the process of writing this song, and I enjoyed the process of writing this chapter. It opened my eyes to learn more about myself and how I can relate to other people who tend to put up a mask like me.

We’ve all got masks. It’s time to rip them up and tear them off!


Go read Chapter 2 “The Mask” from Brain XP the Book!

Go listen to Song 2 “The Mask” from Brain XP the Soundtrack!

Watch “The Mask” music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qw2BGPs-bw

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