UK rockers YONAKA address the hefty mental weight of dealing with anxiety – or any mental struggle really – in their new single “Call Me Saint.” Fueled by explosive riffs and unapologetic boldness, “Call Me Saint” is a celebration of surviving your lowest moments. It is largely inspired by lead vocalist Theresa Jarvis’s own experience dealing with anxiety, where she captures the empowering vulnerability that comes with facing it:
Speaking of the track, Theresa commented: “I wanted to remove myself from the anxiety as if I was its keeper and it was a guest, and I was a saint to this thing to let it keep its place in my mind. You constantly feel like you are on the run from something big and scary when you’re battling with mental health. It’s a long hard journey that you can never fully free yourself from, so you learn how to live with it.
Dealing with this every day is big fucking deal, and I want to praise anyone for making it to the next day and fighting through it. We are slaves to our brains and the strength it takes to keep it together and keep moving is another level.”
YONAKA is set to play at the Reading and Leeds festivals this summer.