Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Better Done Than Perfect: Embracing Growth.

In music, where every note, lyric, and performance is meticulously scrutinised, the pressure to be perfect can be overwhelming. As an original music artist, vocalist, guitarist, and mental health advocate, my journey has been about shifting the focus from perfection to progress. I’d like to share some insights from my experience that might help anyone […]

Embracing Self-Worth as a Songwriter and Musician: Learning to Be Enough for Yourself.

I may have already discussed this in a previous blog, but I needed a gentle reminder for myself and it’s also often overlooked. As songwriters and musicians, we pour our hearts and souls into our craft, constantly seeking to express our unique voices. However, with its relentless comparisons and criticisms, the music industry can make […]

Broken Beyond Repair: A Personal Journey

Living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), social anxiety, and depression presents an often overwhelming challenge, particularly when it comes to connecting with people and expressing one’s emotions. These conditions create an intricate web of internal struggles, making the simplest interactions feel insurmountable. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of living with these conditions is […]

Embracing the Shadows: The Journey of a Neurospicy Introvert Musician

If you’ve been following my musical journey, you know that creating music is not just what I do – it’s part of who I am. However, what many might not realise is that being an artist and an introvert comes with its own unique set of challenges. Today, I want to share a bit about […]

Last Few Weeks, Poor Mental Health & Sickness

I wanted to share a bit about what’s been happening in my world lately as I have taken a bit of a break from my socials. First, I’ve been dealing with a pesky flu that won’t budge as quickly as I would like. It’s been a real challenge, both physically and mentally. You know how […]

Developing A Thick Skin: Navigating Criticism in the Music Industry

This week, I received some high praise from Vox + Guests on Youtube and on another high note, a friend of mine, Delilah Rose, released an amazing, awe-inspiring protest song called Ceasefire. Unfortunately, it received some unkind feedback from Submit Hub people, and Delilah was brave enough to share it on her socials and give […]