Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress and the feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. Below is a list of songs to listen to if you want to dive into the topic of anxiety:
1. Ariana Grande – Breathin
During an interview with Vogue, Ariana revealed that she has always had anxiety and the events of the Manchester bombing added to that by giving her post-traumatic stress disorder.
2. Julia Michaels – Anxiety
Michaels sings about her personal experience living with anxiety, the sleepless nights she has had, refusing to listen to her doctor’s advice to take medicine.
3. Ariana Grande – Get Well Soon
In the track, Ariana is spreading awareness about mental health and how maintaining it is essential to overall health, happiness and having a better life. She also sings about how common it is for people struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses to simply deny what they are going through.
4. Imagine Dragons – Demons
The track is about acknowledging and battling your insecurities and inner flaws characterized as your “demons”.
5. Rihanna – Disturbia
The song is generally about feelings of mental anguish, anxiety and confusion.
6. Mabel – OK
Mabel decided to speak about her struggles with anxiety throughout her life and share to people what she has experienced so as to encourage people to be open too.
7. Royal & The Serpent – Overwhelmed
The inspiration behind the song was that the singer was having a really hard time with social anxiety and panic attacks. Everything was a sensory overload and she was struggling.
8. Metric – Help I’m Alive
The track is about being paralyzed by the expectations of other people and the anxiety those expectations bring on.
9. Bmike – Anxiety
The song goes into what people with anxiety feel on the inside but won’t tell anyone.
10. NF – Stress
NF goes ahead to use rap music as a means of venting out his feelings of discomfort due to his stressful life.