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Krizz Kaliko Breaks Down His Song “Stop The World” and Constant Struggle with Mental Health

Coming out of Kansas City, Strange Music artist Krizz Kaliko continues to push progressive content year after year. With his new album “Go” available everywhere, Kaliko stopped by the Sway in the Morning studios to speak on the new album and one song in particular.

Speaking on his work ethic and only stopping tours to record new music, Kaliko speaks on rarely seeing his family and how that has affected him over the years. His song “Stop The World” on his new album touches on this very subject. Soulfully crooning about wanting to stop the world to jump off, Kaliko candidly speaks on his struggle with mental health over the years. Often thinking of suicide he explains that everything is seasonal, meaning the painful thoughts and feelings will only last so long like the seasons. Urging people to wait it out and express themselves, Kaliko opens up about his sons needing a father in their life.

While live in studio we also hear Kaliko open up about his writing process and knowing when to push lines further and when to ease up on the subject. Along with his thoughts on his music Kaliko always briefly speaks on Gene Simmons’ comments about NWA being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Watch the full interview above and support Krizz Kaliko by grabbing a copy of “Go” on iTunes.


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