REVIEW album XAHLI Anxiety (Single)

In These Troubled Times, New Single 'Anxiety' By XAHLI Speaks To Us All

Anxiety (Single)


Described as 'Alternative R&B', Southampton based British artist XAHLI was discovered just last year by LA based legendary writer and Producer, Adrian Gurvitz (who contributed to Andra Day’s chart success). And now I , and the music world in general, will be getting to know this artist very well indeed. It may be too early to say 'household name' but hold that thought and read on...

Already XAHLI has the polish of a seasoned pro. This is slick but wonderfully raw and genuinely emotive. A stripped back sound and simple promo video for new single ‘Anxiety’ encourages the ears to focus on what’s truly important and allows the sound of XAHLI’s extraordinarily beautiful voice to really shine through.

The melancholy and thoughtful lyrics will sadly resonate with many of us, especially now, in the age of Corona, trying to contain our own anxiety : “Am I crazy, can’t hold myself together lately, can’t hold my liquor either baby, but I just wanna get it right, am I broken? Self-medicating keeps me hopeless…”. This pastel pink buzz cut haired and self-assured pop star in the making has both an undeniable strength and a raw fragility, so take heart.

For those of us who wrestle with depression and mental health even in good times: this track truly allows people to understand how normal it is to feel emotions of fear, anxiety and upset. It is a reminder to those struggling that we are not alone. XAHLI is the artist we genuinely need right now. Highly recommend this track. Oh and watch this artist grow...