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Petal Is Proof, Talking Helps

"Odds are, the people that love you are just dying for you to tell the truth." That's one of the lessons Kiley Lutz, who records as Petal, learned after seeking treatment for major depressive and panic disorders and also after coming out as queer. Both of those experiences shaped Petal's second album Magic Gone. Lutz describes the pivotal moment that provoked her to seek help, why it's important to her to talk about mental health and explains the concept of "compare despair" in the age of social media. She also shows off her ripping sense of fuzzy guitar power pop and bright, clear voice in a performance of songs from Magic Gone.

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