Julia Michaels admits she suffers from anxiety but is trying to ''learn and grow'' to help herself cope with it.
Julia Michaels is ''learning and growing'' to cope with her anxiety.
The 'Issues' hitmaker admits she has ''really bad'' days from time to time when it comes to her anxiety and she doesn't want to live in ''fear''.
She said: ''Some days it's really bad and some days it's not. I had a really horrible day in Phoenix right before I went on stage on the Red Pill Blues tour and had to go out there, and let's just say singing after you hysterically cry is a really interesting thing to do. So, some days it hits me more than others, but I'm learning and growing and constantly trying to change parts of me that are ruled by fear ... There'll be a lot of stuff about that [breakup] and also about new love and new feelings and about anxiety and depression and all of the things that pertain to my life on a very personal level.''
And the 24-year-old singer admits she was nervous about making the transition between being a songwriter and performing her own tracks on stage.
She added to Entertainment Tonight: ''I'm used to being in the studio every single day, and now I'm starting to become used to being on the road every single day. It's just different, but the fans are amazing. I get to sing my words and have people judge me and not judge me for it, and the people that don't - I feel so much unconditional love from them, so it's been special.
''Being behind the scenes, you get to mask your vulnerability through someone else, and when you're doing it yourself, you're just out there in the open. You're standing there baring your entire soul to everybody who's willing to listen. That's been the scariest thing, but also the most rewarding part.''
Ahead of their upcoming tour, and prior to the release of their long awaited album, Smoke Fairies played a great warm-up gig at Elsewhere in Margate.