Borderline Delusion, The Love Story behind “Society”

Borderline Delusion

The Love Story behind “Society”

Meet Danny and Lauren of Borderline Delusion

Danny Brooks and Lauren Rhodes, members of Borderline Delusion, unfold the meaning behind their song “Society.” Touching on heavy subjects, Danny initially wrote the song in honor of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor. Meanwhile, Lauren brought her desire to use music as a platform for mental illness awareness, and thus “Society” was born.

“Well, mental illness, it is a lot better than it was before, but it’s still very very stigmatized, so it’s not something you bring up in casual conversation…My goal is to make my music a way for mental illness to speak for itself.”
– Lauren Rhodes

Danny also speaks on his influence from Joy Division. Joy Division is also a band that uses music to raise awareness to the pain and struggles of the Holocaust. It was due to the joint effort of Danny and Lauren, that “Society” was able to deliver such a nuanced message. Both Danny and Lauren see music as a tool to express destructive feelings without harming themselves or others.
Rapper Ras Kass is featured in the interview. He says he signed onto the “Society” project because Lauren’s message “don’t kick people when they’re down,” means a lot to him. Ras is well known for his nontraditional music production and superb lyrical talents.
“Love is more than an emotion…it’s a passion for life.” Lauren
Listen to the full song here.

Credits: Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Camera: Sherman Wellons, Wade Chao, Hsiao Wen Chiu

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