20-year-old Stefan James music and lyrics pull from a life marred by tragic events, including battles with addiction and substance abuse, as well as the tragic loss of his older brother. Stefan turned to music to lead him on his road to recovery. Creating music enabled him to share this pain productively and poetically. Ive been there, Stefan says, speaking to all who are dealing with depression, loss or addiction. When youre feeling down, just put a couple of my songs on and cry or smile. Whatever you have to do to get through that moment. Youre not alone.