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Big Sean Talks Mental Health and Learning To Take Better Care of Himself

Big Sean released his new single “Overtime” on Wednesday, a track where he talks about overcoming emotional and psychological difficulty. It’s the first cut off his upcoming album “Don Life,” his first solo LP since 2017’s “I Decided.”

Mental health is a topic the Detroit rhymer also talked about on his 30th birthday, when he admitted that he had to take better care of himself.

Big Sean talked about taking better care of his mental health during a new interview. (Photo: Richard Bord / Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

And this time around, Sean spoke about self-care again to Zane Lowe of Beats 1, who premiered his new single.

In that interview, the GOOD Music artist said the new song represents enjoying himself again, because for a while being in the studio was more like a chore.

“I’ve just been getting back to having fun with it,” he stated. At one point I felt like it might have started to become like a burden or like work but now it’s just fun. So this is just me having fun, bro, expressing myself. It was a time well spent. I never really knew how important it was to take some time for myself and get myself right.”

In the Instagram message that Sean delivered on his 30th birthday, he said there were times he wasn’t able to bring his A-game around people due to lacking the proper mental health.

But now he’s learned to take much better care of himself, and it was something he had to figure out alone, because there were no role models to follow.

“There’s gonna come a point in a lot of people’s lives … where it’s going to take … a little more than what they used to giving,” Sean explained.

“And for me it was a point where I just had to put a little more effort into myself, had to nurture myself a little bit and nobody around me as a Black man ever did that or have the luxury or time to work on themselves and get themselves right and correct some of the things that aren’t working for them,” he added.

As of now, a release date for “Don Life” hasn’t been announced. But you can check out Sean’s new “Overtime” single below.

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