Bryson Tiller recently credited depression as one reason why his sophomore album True To Self, which was released in May 2017, didn’t do well “statistically.”
Tiller’s statement on his experience with depression came roughly one week after a back-and-forth between himself and several fans on Twitter. One fan even said the singer “fell off” musically.
Tiller's last album was good & yall got him depressed smh pic.twitter.com/1jIgS47QLl
— Yo Shadow Chill (@BStapIes) May 5, 2018
According to Tiller, he was depressed before True To Self was made and it played a role in the final product for his sophomore effort.
“1. i was depressed before i made that album and you can hear it in the music 2. statistically, we didn’t do that great because of it.. and 3. depression ended in 2017 and i been workin hard ever since. stay tuned,” Tiller tweeted on Monday (May 7).
1. i was depressed before i made that album and you can hear it in the music 2. statistically, we didn’t do that great because of it.. and 3. depression ended in 2017 and i been workin hard ever since. stay tuned https://t.co/dVIjYLHo9C
— tiller (@brysontiller) May 7, 2018
Tiller previously referenced being in a “dark place” during a December 2017 interview with Tim Westwood.
“I was in a dark, dark place after TRAPSOUL, so I don’t know, I wanted to start over and I just don’t feel like I made it yet,” Tiller said.
Despite Tiller referencing underperforming statistics, his breakthrough album TRAPSOUL only sold 22,000 copies in its first week compared to True To Self moving more than double that amount with 47,000 copies sold. True To Self also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.