Maddie Jay Soundtracked Our Anxiety In “Shakes”

And it’s a delight

Photo: Lizzie Steimer

LA-based artist Maddie Jay takes anxiety to a groovy level in her single “Shakes,” an exquisitely crafted electropop piece that brings back nostalgic elements of early 2000s. The song was born after binge-watching all seasons of Friends as a way to remedy her anxiety. “I have an essential tremor (just shaky hands for no reason) that makes me feel very unsteady and unhinged sometime,” she shared. “It gets worse when I am anxious, and it also makes me anxious when it gets worse. It’s a really fun pattern.” Enjoy:

“Shakes” is from Maddie’s debut EP Mood Swings, which is out now. Check it out: