Julia Michaels shares new song ‘Anxiety’ ft Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels croon about angst on a new track, “Anxiety,” from Michaels’ “Inner Monologue Part 1.”
“My friends, they wanna take me to the movies, I tell ’em to (expletive) off, I’m holding hands with my depression,” Michaels, 25, sings. “And right when I think I’ve overcome it, anxiety starts kicking in to teach that (expletive) a lesson.”
“Feel like I’m always apologizing for feeling like I’m out of my mind, when I’m doing just fine,” 26-year-old Gomez sings. “And my exes all say that I’m hard to deal with, and I admit, it’s true.”
Gomez opened up about the work and her “soul sister” Michaels on her Instagram Thursday, sharing a photo with the singer/songwriters’ lips pressed against her
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My sweet soul sister. Julia you have been a huge part of my life. You have taught me how to have courage when I have self doubt. This song is extremely close to my heart as I’ve experienced anxiety and know a lot of my friends do too. You’re never alone if you feel this way. The message is much needed and I really hope you guys like it!
“Julia you have been a huge part of my life,” the “Back To You” artist wrote. “You have taught me how to have courage when I have self doubt.
“This song is extremely close to my heart as I’ve experienced anxiety and know a lot of my friends do too,” Gomez added. “You’re never alone if you feel this way. The message is much needed and I really hope you guys like it!”
Earlier this month, Gomez returned to Instagram, after taking a break in September.
“Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth,” she captioned black and white photos. “It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming.
“Trust me, it’s not easy,” she added. “but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead.”
Gomez has been open about her mental-health struggles as well as battle with lupus, resulting in a 2017 kidney transplant. Gomez’s donor, actress Francia Raísa, spoke of the challenges they faced following surgery to Self last year.
“Selena and I both went through a depression,” the “Grown-ish” cast member said. “She had some complications with hers, and she has bigger scars than I do that (weren’t) expected.”