Anxiety | Julia Michaels x Selena Gomez
With all the talks about mental health and attempts to increase awareness, this was the perfect time for this song/project to be released. Julia Michaels has enjoyed quite a bit of success since her hit song “Issues” came out in 2017 and she’s kept the ball rolling with some other charted songs. However, I don’t think any of those songs had the amount of success that “Issues” did. She just released her latest EP, Inner Monologue Part 1, and this particular song was the lead off on the project. The feature on this song was perfect for a couple of reasons. It’s been no secret that Selena Gomez has had her share of mental health battles with the most recent being late last year, so having her on this song just helps personalize it. Listening to the two of them together, I also realized how similar their voices sound. For a minute, I couldn’t tell who was singing initially. The song is a cool song that I think a lot of people can identify with. Again, with the current push towards more talks of mental health, I think the song may end up going further than they anticipated.