Anyone who struggles with body image issues or mental health demons knows that support in any form helps heal the largest of wounds. Music can be one form of self-help or self-love, whether it be from the person who is making it, or the people actually hearing their favorite songs.
R E L is LA-based artist Arielle Sitrick who believes this very mantra. She is a person who has created her own genre of pop music, called “EVOCA-POP” to spread feelings of happiness, peace, and self-love. R E L explains, "Music has the power to heal. I developed anorexia at a very young age (7). It permeated my life through my sophomore year of college.” She believes that music is truly medicine and is a power to be reckoned with.
Her latest project EVOCAPOP has three sides, each representing a phase of healing. “Side A is about the first stage of healing – facing the problem, hitting a low,” R E L says. “Nanagrams,” a track off of Side A, focuses heavily on overcoming anorexia, body dysmorphia, and eating disorders. It showcases the reality of being a person suffering from any disorder that affects the body, whether it be the mind, soul, or the literal being, takes time to mend the damage that was done. This project, in its final form, will do just that.
Check out the video for ‘Nanagrams’ below!