Jack Vidgen, star of Australia’s Got Talent, has shared his story of addiction through this new song, Goodbye.
This is the third single released by Jack this year as he continues to open up about his personal struggles through music.
Goodbye tells a deeply personal story for Jack Vidgen
At first listen it’s easy to tell why this song is so personal.
The lyrics are deeply personal and paint a very vivid picture of what life was like for Jack Vidgen.
After years on the party scene, drugs and alcohol were taking their toll on the singer.
“Couldn’t breathe anymore, couldn’t see anymore” the song begins.
“Would you even care if I die? Throw me out in the middle of the night, is this really my life?” It continues.
“So I just tell my mum I’m fine, don’t want to bother her, she’s got her own life. She always calls me when I’m high.”
It’s a harrowing listen for anyone, yet also a beautiful song.
Recorded with Vidgen’s distinct vocals, the song is clear, strong and deeply resonant.
His most personal experience with drugs is summed up in one simple lyric. “You almost killed me tonight.”
Naturally, Jack was nervous about the release of the song and the story it tells. He took to Instagram to share the song with his fans.
“The songs I’ve been writing over the last year have all been part of my healing process. I started that healing when I went to rehab in August last year for substance abuse. This song is about my journey with addiction and saying goodbye to something that’s been there for me, almost like a friend, but came too close to killing me. Scared to share this song with you. I hope you like it.”
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Jack Vidgen on a life of sobriety
Previous songs Love Me Lonely and Pray have also been personal songs for the AGT star.
Talking about his struggles with fame and sobriety Jack Vidgen had previously opened up to Qnews about his music.
Since choosing to go sober he told Qnews in June. “Life has been better the last two and a half months than it has the last five years.“
Choosing to share his stories through his music was something he had previously struggled with.
“I never know how much to share and how much to not share but if I can share some of my story and it’s going to help someone that’s a good thing.”
However, it was recently revealed he had admitted himself into a Sydney rehabilitation facility for substance abuse last August.
Since then he has continued to share his story, recently talking on Instagram about why he chose to go sober.
Goodbye is available now on iTunes and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
You can listen to Goodbye below.
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