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Petal On World Cafe

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    Petal on World Cafe While making her latest album Magic Gone, Kiley Lutz who performs as Petal came out as queer and sought treatment for depression and panic disorder. Lutz describes the pivotal moment that made her seek help and shares why it’s important to her to talk about mental health as well as shows off her ripping sense of fuzzy guitar power pop on the next World Cafe.
Being honest with herself and with the people around her was a lifesaver for Kiley Lotz.
"Odds are the people that love you are just dying for you to tell the truth." When Kiley Lotz, who records as Petal, says this, you believe her. Kiley made her second full length album, Magic Gone, while she was coming to terms with seeking help for major depressive and panic disorders and subsequently going through treatment. She also came out as queer at that time. As you'll hear in our conversation, and in Kiley's music, being honest with herself and with the people around her was a lifesaver.


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