Self-Reliance

Kendrick Lamar’s Therapy: “Count Me In,” or “Count Me Out?”

By Spencer Northey / January 28, 2023

Kendrick Lamar’s most confessional and controversial album, Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, had me hooked within the first few verses of the first track, “United in Grief:” “I went out and got me a therapist.” With that line, and many references to therapy sprinkled throughout the songs and interludes, the whole album makes sense…

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Hayley Kiyoko and “Self-Reliance”

By Spencer Northey / March 16, 2022

Spring is starting to spring, and I am starting to feel like myself again as I get back to work. I remembered that I never posted this blog last year, since I was going on maternity leave in September 2021. In the spirit of authenticity, I am posting this exactly as I wrote it last…

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