LISTEN TO DEBUT SINGLE
"I NEVER FEEL ALRIGHT"
WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Toronto singer/songwriter CAPRI is back in the music scene after a six year deadly battle with major depression and an eating disorder that simply consumed her teen years. Her upcoming music captures the voice of youth suffering with mental health.
CAPRI has always used songwriting as a therapeutic way of coping with her pain “When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012,” the singer shares, “I wrote a song called ‘Hope’ that ended up impacting millions of people around the world.” Even Canadian icon Nelly Furtado was deeply moved by the song and invited the then 12-year-old to sing with her on stage.
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the singer moved with her Mother & younger sister to Toronto in 2014 to pursue her dreams and immediately landed a role on Family/Disney Channel’s “Backstage”. Months later CAPRI started to feel her life wasn’t worth living. She went from singing on stages and TV to not being able to get out of bed. The successful teen at only 15 years old felt she had failed at life. Living with mental illness took over everything. She continued to write songs during this difficult time but chose not to release any material. “I thought I was too fat and ugly to release my music.” Writing music was the only thing that got her out of bed. CAPRI struggled with body image while receiving treatment at both North York General Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. Her mental health kept escalating and got so severe she dropped out of high school (Etobicoke School of The Arts). “If it wasn’t for songwriting, i think I’d be dead.” says CAPRI.
Her struggle has now turned into advocacy and CAPRI hopes by sharing her story, she can potentially save others in a similar position and help teens know they’re not alone. “I remember feeling like nobody understood me and wished I was normal like everyone else, but mental health IS normal and I want to help end the stigma.”
CAPRI has been in the studio for the past 3 years, writing music and working magic with Juno Award winning producer Michael Lantz, who helped launch Toronto's Jazz Cartier . She is excited to release her first single "I Never Feel Alright". "It's real. People need to see what depression really looks like. If you looked at my Instagram at that time you would have never known." With an arsenal of music behind her ready to be released, Capri is only looking forward. Her stage show definitely shows off not only her writing skills, but she is a seasoned performer and accomplished dancer. Mixed together, she is known to put on entertaining 90 minute long concerts which are a Gwen Stephani mixed with Rhianna and Billie Elish vibe. Listen to her first release on Spotify and all music platforms.