LISTEN: Maria Hassel Promotes Mental Health Awareness with ‘Anxiety’

Alt-pop singer Maria Hassel is sharing her story by shedding light on what it’s like to battle an adversary inside of the mind.

The South Dakota native, who now resides in Nashville, has released “Anxiety” to address one of the nation’s most prevalent mental health conditions. Hassel’s lyrics detail the realities of living with anxiety, and the oft-futile feeling of searching for a remedy. This story is told over a dynamic soundscape that blends electropop and jazz, countering gentle piano tones with crescendoing synths that sweep in before coming to a halt with the shortness of a panicked breath.

Ten percent of proceeds from “Anxiety” will be donated to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which promotes equality and mental health initiatives. You can begin to pledge your support by streaming the single below.

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