This is one of the reasons why I love swimming way, way out into the middle of the ocean and just letting the sea carry my body.A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument.These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of this. Those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever? If there is a God or whatever, something, somewhere, why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I've ever known? I know that I was never abandoned by my fans, my animals, or my family, but when you are depressed — really, truly depressed — you feel like you have nothing. It's also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal. Being alive hurts too much."Praying," my first single in almost four years, comes out today.It is in these moments when even the most cynical among us are forced to turn to something other than ourselves — we turn to prayer, or something like it.I was blessed and honored to be able to work with some amazing people that helped me realize the vision of this song.Thank you to Ryan Lewis and Ben Abraham, who wanted nothing other than to help me channel all this raw emotion into a powerful song, and to the mad scientist Jonas Åkerlund, who helped me actualize the psychedelic journey that is this physical, emotional ride for the music video. I am so happy and grateful to begin sharing all the music I have been writing with the world.I have realized through this long journey of ups and downs that if I'm lucky enough to have a voice that people listen to, then I should use it for good and for truth.I've battled intense anxiety and depression, a relentless eating disorder, and all the other basic bullshit that comes with being human. Finding the strength to come forward about these things is not easy, but I want to help others who are going through tough times.