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Smooth jazz/R&B recording artist, songwriter, producer and college music instructor Natalie Cadét is known for her hypnotic vocal arrangements and lilting, jazzy harmonies, but she has also experienced the darkness of depression. Her music video "Dear Depression" is not only a metaphor for the cascading effects surrounding this mental illness, but is her contribution to breaking the fear and silence that surrounds it.
"This song is basically a 'Dear John' letter to Depression, something I’ve struggled with for years," says Natalie. "Like a bad boyfriend, it has enslaved me, crippled me, and brought me to a place where I was completely dysfunctional and even suicidal. I had no choice but to face the problem and deal with it. Writing this song last summer helped me to do just that, and it has given me the strength to move on. I hope it can help someone else who is battling this disease."