I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected.
It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do.
I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster, but there have been moments where I've felt like that.
So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity.