We’ve had Ruben Dawnson waiting in the wings of the blog for a little while now, as our respected friends like HillyDilly equate his output to Frank Ocean, and others to James Blake, we wanted to await a deeply ‘himself’ cut from this talented Norwegian.
When your song is called Fuck You Anxiety Leave Me Alone, it’s fairly obvious a deeper nerve has been struck. Over a song that sounds as tastefully acoustic as it does slickly self-produced, Ruben chats about the plague of unchallenged anxiety we face as young people and delivers it with a breezy conviction.
“This is by far the most liberating song I’ve ever written! It’s a big fuck you anthem to anxiety! Like many others I’ve been struggling with it for a long time… hopefully this can lift people’s spirit and I hope people will connect with it and scream out the lyrics!! I really want it to reach as many as possible and help create a big “fuck you” wave towards anxiety!! I know it won’t solve any deep issues people might have, but hopefully it can make someone feel less lonely.” – Ruben Dawnson