“On the way to the studio, I was thinking about how many things in my life were set up to destroy me. Like, alcoholism and depression that runs in my family. I suffer from both, and I really hate the idea of either of these things being the reason I give up on life. The word “casualty” refers more to the numbers to represent how fatal a war is, and doesn’t really consider the individuality of each life lost. With over two years sober, this song was an empowered response, that I didn’t want to let these inherited destructive diseases control me anymore. A promise to not die by suicide or drug overdose, which was a very real trajectory for me in the past. It’s one of those songs that just sets my soul on fire in the best way.”
After independently releasing her own music, Mothica achieved a breakthrough in 2020 with her viral hit “VICES.” Her passionate fanbase continues to grow as audiences connect with her honest and vulnerable lyrics, like on her recent single “forever fifteen” which openly discusses her journey with trauma and mental health. Now with over 200 million global streams across her catalogue, a recent headlining appearance on Lollapalooza’s BMI stage, and collaborations with artists like nothing,nowhere., Royal & the Serpent, and MEMBA, Mothica is poised as an artist to watch for 2021 and beyond.