K-pop's newest hit: mental health support through audio therapy
- The manager of a legendary K-pop artist once asked me to exclude the words “mental health” in any context from a pending interview profile. Swaths of articles have been written about the “dark side” of K-pop, but issues surrounding idols' mental wellbeing persist to this day. Despite the K-pop industry's reputation for secrecy and its heavy-handed use of extravagant outfits, glittery concepts, colorful merchandise and nostalgia-laced mood boosters that often belie real-world issues, some artists have managed to cut through the noise by openly discussing their mental health struggles.
Eric Nam Creates the Playlist of His Life
- EntertainmentThe Hollywood Reporter
Musician Eric Nam to Star in Psychological Thriller From Significant Productions, Endeavor Content and AUM Group (Exclusive)
Singer-songwriter Eric Nam will make his acting debut in Transplant, the new feature from Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi’s Significant Productions (Fruitvale Station, Sorry to Bother You). Nam, an Atlanta native who built a successful career in the Korean entertainment industry as a solo artist and host before returning stateside in recent years, stars […]Thanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentRolling Stone
With “Nam Nation” Behind Him, K-Pop Star Eric Nam is Finally Playing by His Own Rules
The singer-songwriter sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his new album, recent tour stops and his relationship with his devoted fan army.Thanks for your feedback!
Eric Nam says being Asian 'now feels like a superpower,' talks heartbreak as song inspiration in new interview
Popstar Eric Nam shared his thoughts on identity and love in an interview about his most recent album, “There and Back Again,” on the “Zach Sang Show.” The interview was published on Saturday to the YouTube channel of talk show host Zach Sang, who has interviewed countless notable artists on his show, including Blackpink and Ariana Grande. As a now-self-funded independent artist, Nam shared that there are challenges but that it is a fake-it-till-you-make-it situation.Thanks for your feedback!
K-Pop star Eric Nam is breaking the taboo around mental health in the Asian diaspora
K-Pop star Eric Nam was told that seeking help for his anxiety would be a bad career move. With Mindset, he's aiming to break the stigma around mental health.Thanks for your feedback!
- LifestyleEating Well
Padma Lakshmi Loves This Store-Bought Shortcut for a Korean Lunar New Year Treat
Here’s a super-simple way to celebrate.Thanks for your feedback!
Eric Nam Ranked 32 Of His Most Loved Songs, And You Wouldn't Guess Which Is Number One
"I just want to preface this by saying all these songs are absolute fire."View Entire Post ›Thanks for your feedback!
Eric Nam Read His Thirst Tweets For A Second Time And The Fans Are Somehow Thirstier
"I shouldn't have asked to do this; I forgot how uncomfortable this was."View Entire Post ›Thanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentConsequence of Sound
Eric Nam on Releasing His First Album as an Independent Artist: “It All Came Out Into the Music”
Eric Nam sheds some light on the process of recording his first album as an independent artist in this exclusive interview. Eric Nam on Releasing His First Album as an Independent Artist: “It All Came Out Into the Music” Mary SirokyThanks for your feedback!
Solo Projects, Genre Experiments and More Pave Way for Coming K-Pop Evolution
K-pop has seen massive popularity due to boy bands’ and girl groups’ debuts and comebacks with new concepts every year. 2021 was no different, witnessing a continued surge of Korean stars embarking on solo projects, making bolder moves in the U.S. and delving deeper into technology. The genre’s success and phenomenal fandom since 2008 has […]Thanks for your feedback!
Mindset, an artist-driven mental wellness audio platform, raises $8.7M in seed funding
Mindset, a platform featuring personal story collections from recording artists, announced today that it raised $8.7 million in seed funding. As co-founders of the K-pop-focused podcast production company DIVE Studios, brothers Brian Nam, Eric Nam and Eddie Nam noticed that the studio's best-performing content came from podcast episodes where stars discussed how they handle struggles in their personal lives. "We found that this was a unique selling point people really wanted more of -- so we sThanks for your feedback!