Hello, Anxiety - Embracing & Overcoming Stress
“Heaven knows you're lost
But you'll be fine, you'll be fine
Heaven knows we're lost
But the sun still shines, so we'll be fine”
Where’s the Meaning?
Phum Viphurit isnt your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Born in Bangkok, but raised in New Zealand, Phum takes his blended past and translates it into smooth & genre mashed sonics. His neo-soul flare gives a positive and sunny flow to his delayed guitar riffs. Phum first received initial international acclaim for his up-beat song “Lover Boy”, where he explores the interplay between fear of commitment and attraction. In “Hello, Anxiety” Phum again plays with contrasting emotions, but this time between feelings of anxiety and a desire to live a worry-free life.
No matter who you are, it can sometimes be difficult to skirt anxieties. While we often strive for simplicity, life in moden society is complex and full of responsibilities. If we fear these anxieties, it can shackle us from living our lives. Hello, Anxiety ruminates on this as our protagonist first battles with an inability to let go, only to eventually welcome his anxieties. Vasilating between what-ifs and affirmations, the contrasting lyrics hammer home a dual acknowledgment that anxieties are natural, but also that they must be overcome.
The true message of the song comes out in the bridge where Phum repeats the lyrics: “you'll be fine, we'll be fine” as a reminder that anxieties will pass in time. Overall, upbeat Phum shows us that even if anxieties creep into our lives, we’ll be fine!
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