Megan Thee Stallion has opened up about the nuanced meaning behind the title of her latest album, Traumazine. Released earlier this month, the 18-track project marks the rapper’s second studio LP, following her debut Good News.
Speaking to New York Magazine’s The Cut, Megan described how she came to call the album Traumazine and what was going through her mind at the time.
Traumazine is defined as “the chemical released in the brain when it is forced to deal with painful emotions caused by traumatic events and experiences,” the rapper said. “I might have been pissed off one month and so the name of the album was something angry, and I might have been super-sad another month so the name of the album was something sad.”
She continued, telling the publication that “everybody has gone through their own trauma in their own way, and to me, Traumazine is me facing the things that I’ve been running from about myself.”
“It’s comforting to know that other people are going through the same thing that you might be feeling. When something happens to people, they feel like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is only me. This is not normal, or I’m probably the only person in the world that feels like this.’”
Megan went on to reflect on how she sought to use the album to share her story with listeners.
“But to hear somebody else talking about something that you’re probably feeling, it’s more comforting and more familiar,” she told The Cut. “That’s why people resonate with hearing other people’s stories.”
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