16-year-old Notion — repping Salt Lake City, Utah — is bringing a perspective in the prevalent theme of suicide prevention, examining the factors that lead kids to consider choosing death over life on “Goodbye.” From drug abuse to isolation, it’s not a unique angle, but one that deserves as much play as possible. Especially in an era where mental health issues are more prevalent than ever.
“Maybe this is goodbye,” he chants in the chorus. “Wish I could say that I had a good time.” The song at its core — much like shows like 13 reasons why — challenges listeners to perhaps take off their blinders and look for signs in individuals who may be suffering depression, anxiety, etc. Maybe an act of kindness/friendship could be the change they need.
Notion has crafted something dope here — worth poking around his catalog.