Almost every musician I’ve ever loved in my life experienced some sort of massive pain, trauma or drug addiction or all of the above before or during the time they wrote their music.
Before they started writing they paid the price… Troubled childhoods, depression, abuse, addiction, jails, divorces, abandonment, murders and death.
Then — amazing music.
It’s like the beauty in music comes from the darkest pain. It bleeds through the instruments and echoes in the voice.
Sure, good songs can be written by a normal, happy person… But…
When you hear someone who has been shattered — when you hear them play. It’s a different experience and you can (i can) hear it right away.
So if you are a troubled soul and have experienced a life of pain and horror… congratulations.
You are now uniquely qualified — you have a super power that normal people do not have — a chance to do something great… something meaningful with your pain.