TW: Depictions of drug use
Katie Ladubz is a powerful artist, as she often uses her skills to discuss a lot of topics. She’s been on my radar for a bit because of her wittiness. On “Old Days,” the New Hampshire-born, California-residing artist discusses her battles with addiction. On top of that, she also showcases why she’s striving to never go back down that path again. I love the brutal honesty Ladubz presents in this one, as she talks very frankly about her struggles with heroin addiction and how, two years into her journey of sobriety, she’s stronger than she was before.
I thank her for her honesty. As mentioned on No Pain No Gain, I had some substance abuse issues in the past, specifically alcohol misuse. While I drink a bit more than I did six years ago, I know I’m fortunate. That’s because there are people who struggle more than I have with substance abuse. I personally feel that we should support them–especially if they want to get clean–versus shunning them. Addiction comes in many forms as Ladubz showcases in “Old Days.”
The visuals are equally strong and powerful. That’s because the “Old Days” video shows flashbacks of when Ladubz may’ve contemplated using, how she was slowly killing herself and her present state of staying sober and staying clean. It’s a beautiful song, one that I applaud because of its honesty and realness. It’s a song that took a lot of courage to drop, in my opinion. Check it out below, support dope music in all its forms and remember to check in on your friends. They may not show it, but they may be struggling with their own demons.