Girlcrush Share “Dysphoria! At The Psych Ward” Video

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The Copenhagen based queer feminist pop punk band Girlcrush have revealed their new single, Dysphoria! At The Psych Ward. A song about being a non-binary person trapped in a rigid medical system, living with the overshadowing feelings of alienation, loneliness and thoughts of suicide. The track is delivered with honesty and fragility backed by unrelenting drums and good amounts of crisp distortion. The song criticizes the gender normativity inherent in the medical system, a subject that is delivered with both anger and irony by guitarist Nat.

Girlcrush write songs about lives that don’t meet the heteronormative ideal. They portray their own feelings and experiences as non-monogamist, queer and transgender with a mutual vision to lend their voices to those who can’t be heard and create a feeling of recognition and community for queer and marginalized people. Dysphoria! At The Psych Ward is based on a true story and the title is a reference to emo-pioneers, Panic! At the Disco, who’s music helped guitarist Nat go through some troubled teenage years. Dysphoria! At the Psych Ward’ is one of twelve tracks on their upcoming album, I Don’t Feel So Good, all of which show different colors of mental illness as experienced by the band members.

“Being in a mentally vulnerable place while being met by a lack of understanding of gender diversity by medical personnel is an incredibly difficult position to navigate in. A simple thing like asking for help can be hard to do. While trauma and mental illness can affect anyone, trans people are at a higher risk of developing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD and of committing suicide. We wanted to write a song addressing this theme,” (Nat).

Dysphoria! At The Psych Ward can be streamed and purchased via digital platforms