Artist to Watch: “Four Walls” Is Bekah Bossard’s Intimate & Achingly Raw Ode to Their Own Anxiety & Depression

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Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff
Beautifully intimate and achingly raw, “Four Walls” is UK artist-to-watch Bekah Bossard’s ode to their own anxiety and depression, as well as a nod to those who were there for them in their darkest moments.
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This song is an ode to those days I spent stewing in sadness, and to my best friend who stayed with me under the covers when I couldn’t move

Guess I’m still hoping I’ll get better, but honest to god, I don’t know where to start,” Bekah Bossard sings on their newly released second single. “These four walls are gonna eat me alive…” Their brutally honest words resonate against a hushed, heated backdrop; there’s a tension in the air that ebbs and flows, but never fully resolves. For some of us, it’s an accurate depiction of everyday life – always a storm cloud looming overhead, a darkness threatening to creep in and consume us. Some weeks, just getting out of bed is an insurmountable task, and so we stay in our homes, in our rooms, under the covers, where we feel safe – with the same four walls around us.

Beautifully intimate and achingly raw, “Four Walls” is Bekah Bossard’s ode to their own anxiety and depression, as well as a nod to those who were there for them in their darkest moments. Visceral and churning, sonically and emotionally charged, it’s one of the more accurate depictions of life with depression that we’ve ever heard.

“Four Walls” by Bekah Bossard is a striking example of how music can be a powerful medium for expressing and connecting with the complex landscape of mental health. As it resonates with listeners on emotional levels, it also serves as a reminder of the multifaceted ways individuals seek solace and relief. Just as music can be a therapeutic outlet, some may explore additional means like cbd vape oil to complement their mental health journey. The recognition of such alternative remedies underlines the importance of embracing diverse avenues for support, both through artistic expression and natural solutions like CBD, offering a well-rounded approach to addressing the challenges of anxiety and depression while promoting empathy and understanding.

This song hurts.

Four Walls - Bekah Bossard
Four Walls – Bekah Bossard
i’ll just keep my eyes open
almost 23 still afraid of the dark
guess i’m still hoping
i’ll get better but honest to god
i don’t know where to start
i don’t know where to start
these four walls are gonna eat me alive i swear this time
keep myself distracted but i don’t sleep so well at night
but when i’m with you i think i might be alright

Released March 29, 2023, “Four Walls” is the stirring second single by American-British singer/songwriter Bekah Bossard, who debuted their music project earlier this year with the glistening and gut-wrenching song, “What You Wanted,” which they wrote about their coming out experience, the rejection they faced in response, and how they had to come to terms with their inability to change those people’s minds.

“I was processing the grief of losing relationships, letting go of the fear of being myself, and not feeling enough,” Bossard, who lives in Exeter, England, shared upon their debut single’s release. “I hope anyone who feels alone will know that they are loved and seen. There are so many people who will be lucky to get to know you!”




Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff
Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff

“Four Walls” builds upon the breathtaking foundations Bossard built with “What You Wanted,” seeing the singer/songwriter dwelling in a heavy headspace.

“I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember, but I wrote this one during a particularly tough time where I think all I could manage was moving from my bed to the couch for weeks on end,” Bossard tells Atwood Magazine. “It was not fun, to say the least. Sometimes I still have those spells, but with the love and support of so many beautiful people in my life (including my very excellent therapist), I made it through that absolute shit show and the bad days. Life feels a little lighter with them.”

“So, this song is an ode to those days I spent stewing in sadness, and to my best friend who stayed with me under the covers when I couldn’t move and held me when I cried and ran me countless baths (I love you).”

We can feel the rawness of the moment, and the pure intensity of their situation as they sing,

these days i think i’m asleep more than i’m awake
i even pray but i wonder if it’s all fake
and when i’m older if i’ll have it all figured out
and we’d be better off somehow
we’d be better off somehow
Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff
Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff



Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff
Bekah Bossard © Sequoia Ziff
these four walls are gonna eat me alive i swear this time
keep myself distracted but i don’t sleep so well at night
but when i’m with you i think i might be alright
like you won’t break my chest in two
and i won’t feel the need to leave so soon
we both know that i’m so far from fine
but when i’m with you i think i might be alright

“Four Walls” captures what is often an inescapable pain, and the people we turn to for sanctuary and support in our times of greatest need. It’s an achingly heated inner reckoning – one that rises and falls with a wash of radiant guitars, dynamic, unrelenting drums, and Bossard’s own gorgeous, stunning vocal performance. Though they’re charting an undeniably difficult (and all-too familiar) life experience throughout this song, “Four Walls” ultimately resonates with a glimmer of hope: That final line, “We both know that I’m so far from fine, but when I’m with you I think I might be alright,” leaves listeners with a sense of healing and renewal.

“I want to remind anyone who’s struggling right now, life will always shift and move as is its nature – so even when it feels like the end of the fucking world, it’s not,” Bossard says. “Well, until it is… then I guess we can all be zombies together in whatever apocalypse awaits! See you there!”

With only two songs to their name, Bossard’s career is just getting started – and yet, we feel confident calling them an artist-to-watch, as well as one on the rise. Find your catharsis within their “Four Walls” and stay tuned for more from this promising singer/songwriter!

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