Dax – PTSD

Canadian rapper and TikTok star Dax has unleashed his new video for his song “PTSD,” a song and video the 28-year-old called “20+ years in the making.”

The visual has already struck a chord with audiences, hitting over 480K views on YouTube in three days since going live.

The song sees the St. John’s native, who grew up in Ottawa, recounting a traumatizing moment in his life while also showing compassion for others who may have faced similar situations. Dax is introspective on the track, opting to sing his verses instead of bluntly rapping like he’s done on his past songs and albums.

PTSD” follows Dax’s trend of touching on difficult subject matters, attempting to make it easier for his listeners to find solace in the fact that so many other people face the same problems they are going through.

“This one is inspired by real life events,” Dax says. “I’m praying it reaches those who need it.”

Over the pandemic, Dax’s popularity skyrocketed with his Youtube channel quickly approaching 5 million subscribers and his Instagram followers hitting 1.4 million followers. He also passed the 6 million follower mark on Tik Tok.

Dax’s video for his track “Depression” totalled 6.4 million views in just over two months. His other tracks like the “Dear Alcohol” remix and “Searching For A Reason” have both accumulated over 4 million views.

Download/Stream:

All Platforms: https://ingroov.es/ptsd-z8a-9
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ptsd/1587291411
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0OJb3lAmRfDVcA4fuJoxVT

Follow Dax:

Instagram: @thatsdax
Twitter: @thatsdax

I believe that this life is by you and whatever you choose is the best
I believe in the choices you make even though they may hurt and effect

Lyrics:

I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday

And I’m
not looking back
But I’m not looking forward to anything in my life cause it never liked me
I can’t sleep cause I don’t know what’s inside me
The devils demons haunt and do divide me
And I think I’m over it
So I won’t stop walking
If told you the story bet you wouldn’t believe
Not sure I should feel a sigh of relief
He got them but he didn’t get me
But for some Odd reason I don’t feel free

So now what?
This pain is too much
The screams of the people make music in my head and listens to tough
so I must

Wipe my mind of everything I saw in that church
Suppress all these feelings even though that they hurt
I don’t understand how you could let this happen God I wanna know why you even let that man on earth
I believe that this life is by you and whatever you choose is the best
I believe in the choices you make even though they may hurt and effect
I’m just human I don’t understand you I know you are very complex
What should I go next my thoughts cannot connect my PTSD shakes me and leaves me depressed

In the back of my mind there’s a place that I know full of sorrow
When I think of times my anxiety fills what is hollow
I don’t know when it’ll go away
But I hope it’ll go away
I just pray I feel better when I sleep and wake up tomorrow

Left foot right foot keep walking
Left foot right foot keep walking
Don’t look back your past is haunting
demons creeping always stalking
In that church I got down crawling
Couldn’t not stop my eyes from balling
Children screaming, bodies falling
Keep on shooting b****** hawking
Some one help us please just stop him
Why’s he laughing he’s been plotting
Says get up I hear d**** calling
I stood up and started walking
We locked eyes and he was smiling
Shot himself i saw him dying
Adrenaline was in my system I couldn’t stop I had to go
But I just knew that if I made it I’d get out and praise to the lord
Now I’m walking on this Sunday and I just hope I make it home

I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday
I was walking home on a Sunday

About Dax:

DaxDax decided to write up a poem as he rode on a bus with his basketball team in 2016. After impressing one of his teammates with the poem, Dax realized he had a knack for putting words together. He began seriously releasing and promoting music through his SoundCloud account dropping the mixtape 2pac Reincarnation Vol 2: By Dax in 2017, He rose to fame for the official music video of his song “Cash Me Outside” featuring Danielle Bregoli. He is also known for his freestyles and remixes of popular rap songs.

He released his first extended play in August 2018 entitled It’s Different Now which features guest appearances from other rappers including OT Genasis and Futuristic. He was featured on Hopsin‘s 2019 single “You Should’ve Known“. In June he went on “It Goes Up” tour with Kansas city rap legend Tech N9ne and then later announced his first solo headlining tour “It’s Different Now Tour” via Instagram and scheduled to tour in October covering 30+ city across America and Canada.

In 2020 he released another EP called I’ll Say It For You, which received generally positive reviews. The 7-track EP also contains the controversial single “Dear God” which was praised by the critics for it’s subject matter and lyricism. The music video of the song has over 40 million views on YouTube and has been streamed more than 50 million times on Spotify. Later that year he released hit singles like “Faster” and “I Don’t Want Another Sorry” featuring Tech N9ne and Trippie Redd respectively.

In August 2021, Dax announced his debut studio album and released “Propaganda” featuring Tom Macdonald as the album’s lead single. The song peaked at #9 on Rap Digital Song Sales chart of Billboard Charts. In early October 2021, album’s third single “40 Days, 40 Nights” featuring Nasty C was released. On October 15, 2021, his debut studio album Pain Paints Paintings was released digitally through Living Legends Entertainment. The album was produced by LexNour Beats and executive produced by Brittney Boston who is also his manager and business partner.

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