29 Nov 2023

Ren: The Welsh singer songwriter who’s gone viral by baring his soul on mental health and vulnerability

Culture Correspondent

Even without a record label, the Welsh musician Ren has developed a following of millions. People around the world have connected with his candour about his physical and mental health struggles – sending his new album to the top of the UK chart.

‘Sick Boi’ is rooted in his experience of living with psychosis and frustrations with the healthcare system.

Ren spoke to our Culture Correspondent Minnie Stephenson from Canada, where he’s being treated for chronic illnesses.