In this episode of Behind The Mic, we checked in with R&B and pop artist Yasmin Dyer.
Yasmin loved musical theatre from a young age as well as dance and drama and was auditioning for musical theatre schools before she decided to focus on music.
She then auditioned for the London College of Contemporary Music during the Covid-19 lockdown and successfully got in.
She then met previous Behind The Decks guest Ryan Doyle and made a track called ‘Cry for Love’ and she began to alter the path she wanted to go on, crystallising a desire to be an artist and began making R&B music after meeting one of her music mentors Marie.
In this episode we discuss her music journey and her transition from musical theatre to the music industry, her debut EP which will be coming out in 2024 and her plans to do more shows as she develops her sound.
For music industry issues, we discuss the ultra-competitive nature of the industry and the mental health impact that’s had on her and comparison culture.
For Yasmin’s mental health, we discuss the impact that her parents divorce had on her when she was 12 years old, people-pleasing and her struggles with that as a teenager, as an adult and what parts of her life it’s affected.
We also discuss her diagnosis of OCD when she was 15/16 years old.
Yasmin’s OCD manifests in ‘rituals’ and we explore these rituals, how that impacts her daily mental health and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) she has done to manage these rituals.
We finish by discussing how she finds the right balance in life and her recent ambition to be a personal trainer alongside her music as well.
As always, #itsokaytovent
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