Hi, I'm Gabz.
I am a singer, rapper, music producer and graphic designer. In addition, I am also a survivor of one of the mental health problems, called passive anger disorder.
I struggled with this mental illness since childhood, environmental factors are the most influential in triggering this illness. Until 2017, I experienced depression for a year. My days passed with anger and sadness that could not be controlled, all my work failed, I caused losses to the company where I worked, until finally I got a mild stroke in November 2017.
When I have a mild stroke, I can't do anything, I have to keep myself calm, unable to be too angry, too sad or too happy. Until finally I thought that I had to start something that could make me calm, and what crossed my mind was music. With the support from friends, I have succeeded in making my first solo album entitled Re-Start which I dedicate for Mental Healt Awareness in Indonesia. And when I started my promo tours, it turned out that almost 60% of those who watched me also felt relate to what I was experiencing. Many of them came to me and thanked me for the small steps I made to conquering my mental illness.
I see that many young people in my country and also in South East Asia experience the same thing, which is having mental illness, both mild and acute. Not to mention the official reports from both private and government foundations about how this emergency mental health awareness is being held continuously. Cases of depression and suicide began to increase, and did not look at which social groups they came from.
For me, I was called to produce another new album to give enthusiasm and inspiration to them. And encourage other survivors to continue to share their lives, how they can conquered their mental illness and become someone who is positive, creative and produces constructive work.
This time I want to knock on the door of all your hearts to make this music album a reality, as well as its promotion. We can join hands to make this world a better place.