Verb T is back with his refreshingly honest, open and sometimes self-deprecating take on life. “Isn’t Clear” is the video which marks the release (today) of Verb T’s latest offering; a stunningly-crafted self-produced E.P. entitled “Medicated Dreams”. For a little lesson in how honesty can prevail in a genre often so full of macho bravado, this E.P. is a prime example, and deserves a listen by anyone looking to open their mind. Since we’ve not been able to come up with a full review, have a look at what Wordplay Magazine had to say, and read Verb T’s personal message below. Be sure to cop the E.P. which is out right now!
This is a good prelude to my new EP I guess. This video was filmed in december 2011 at St. Thomas’s hospital. I had been struggling for years with Crohn’s disease and all the different medication I had to take was affecting me badly as well. In that hospital bed I finished off writing the Morning Process album. I was there over Christmas when I should have been with my kids. My hair looked fucking sick really but I was at the lowest point I ever have been physically. When I came out I was on a huge dose of steroids which made me feel better at first only to feel a lot worse. This is around the time when the four owls album was new and we were doing shows all over. I would be sitting backstage looking half dead and have to jump up and go mental on stage. The traveling and not sleeping were hard, it had to be a case of mind over matter to get through it sometimes. I heard an endless list of “you look tired man” “you look well sad mate” “are you wasted?” “did some one shit in your ruck sack?” (ok not the last one). in the past few months I’ve tried other more natural remedies and tried taking better care of myself generally and it’s helped but it’s still a struggle sometimes. So my new EP is a wacked out journey through my experiences under the influence of different types of medication with side helpings of weird dreams, some depression and some optimism, it’s out on Firday, that’s good isn’t it? Yes.Verb T
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