Beth Crowley "Two Faced" (Official Video)
The song "Two-Faced" by Beth Crowley explores the complexity of mental health. The lyrics deal with feeling sad, overwhelmed, and anxious, while attempting to present a bright and positive image to the world. The first verse highlights the struggles with maintaining a sense of normalcy through medication and effort. The pre-chorus expresses doubts about the authenticity of the emotions being experienced, as the narrator questions whether she is genuinely happy or just acting.
The chorus reveals a desire to see the bright side of things, even in the midst of chaos and despair. The bridge delves into the contradictions and complexities of the narrator's emotional state, acknowledging that despite presenting a positive front, there is much more happening behind the mask. The final chorus serves as a reminder of the struggle to balance positivity with authentic emotions, recognizing that life is difficult but attempting to find the good in it regardless. Overall, the song sheds light on the internal struggle often experienced by individuals with mental health issues, conveying a message of resilience and determination in the face of adversity.
Beth Crowley's first real memory of loving to sing was dancing around the house belting out "Achy Breaky Heart" at four years old, though she now only revives her rendition of that particular song during select nights of late-night karaoke. These days she is focusing on her original music, ranging from whimsical comedy songs sure to bring a smile to your face to haunting, thoughtful piano ballads.
Beth first gained recognition on Youtube in 2011 when she was inspired by comedic group Axis of Awesome and posted a medley of popular songs titled "Greatest Song Ever Written." The song was quickly picked up by Reddit, Buzzfeed, and Tumblr, and to date that video has over 1 million views.
When Beth started posting her original music, the positive response from viewers was undeniable. In January of 2013, Beth took a chance and posted a video of herself singing her original tune "Warrior," which was inspired by Cassandra Clare's book series The Mortal Instruments. Fans rallied around the song as the unofficial anthem of the books, with Clare herself calling the song "lovely."
Beth has since released one full-length album, two EPs, and numerous singles. Her book-inspired music includes songs based on the Dark Artifices series, the Divergent series, The Lunar Chronicles, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, the Shatter Me series, and many more. She has also written several commissioned custom songs for books and book series.
Currently, Beth is living in Nashville, Tennessee and continuing to write and release new music. She has also started writing her first Young Adult novel. She wants to thank her listeners for continuing to support her dream of writing meaningful music.