Ashley Tisdale on 'Symptoms': I'm Sharing My Vulnerable Side

Ashley Tisdale on 'Symptoms': I'm Sharing My Vulnerable Side

There are just two days left until Ashley Tisdale drops her brand new album, Symptoms.

In an honest essay with PopSugar, the actress, singer and producer is opening up about mental health and what she’s hoping her new album will represent.

The main thing that Ashley wants to accomplish with the record is that “we can lift the judgment around [depression]…it’s a journey from the first to the last track, and each song is symbolic of a symptom I experienced.”

She continues that as she “worked through the creative process of making the album, I wanted to be able to celebrate my journey and not give those feelings — the dark feelings I used to be scared of — too much power.”

Ashley adds that making the album was a therapeutic experience for her as well and she came to a realization when she shot the cover for single “Voices in My Head”.

“I realized the photographer was shooting me on my ‘bad side’ (everyone has a ‘good side’ and a ‘bad side’ for pictures, right?). At first, I was bummed about it, but I love how the photos turned out,” she shared. “I realized in that moment that I’m not showing a beautiful side of myself on this record — I’m showing a vulnerable side.”

“I hope you feel empowered to show your vulnerable side, too. All of these so-called ‘flaws’ that we have make us who we are. And that’s the most beautiful thing of all.”

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