6 Songs, 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her second solo EP, Julia Michaels dives further into the messy space between logic and love. As one of pop’s most sought-after songwriters (Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani are all clients), she’s well aware that she’s benefitted from her own personal pain. "Sometimes I think I kill relationships for art/I start up all this sh*t to watch them fall apart/I pay my bills with it,” she scream-sings on “Happy,” a raw, skewering song that’s also achingly sad. But Michaels is a master of contradictions, and it’s no accident that the moods of her songs tend to belie their subjects: an angsty flirtation (“Deep”), a driving breakup ballad (“Into You”), an eerily cheery confessional (“Anxiety” feat. Selena Gomez). By tangling clashing emotions together, she captures the profound thing that’s so perplexing about being in love: It’s complicated.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her second solo EP, Julia Michaels dives further into the messy space between logic and love. As one of pop’s most sought-after songwriters (Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani are all clients), she’s well aware that she’s benefitted from her own personal pain. "Sometimes I think I kill relationships for art/I start up all this sh*t to watch them fall apart/I pay my bills with it,” she scream-sings on “Happy,” a raw, skewering song that’s also achingly sad. But Michaels is a master of contradictions, and it’s no accident that the moods of her songs tend to belie their subjects: an angsty flirtation (“Deep”), a driving breakup ballad (“Into You”), an eerily cheery confessional (“Anxiety” feat. Selena Gomez). By tangling clashing emotions together, she captures the profound thing that’s so perplexing about being in love: It’s complicated.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

TrashPanda 2099 ,

Solid

Not super catchy, but the lyrics are amazing! So relatable!

tucker0504 ,

Don't love it but still love her

I am a huge Julia fan but not a big fan of this EP. She's a brilliant songwriter but i'm not connecting with this at all. Maybe I'll give it another chance.

LEFeline_LuLu ,

This really hit home with me

As someone who has struggled through anxiety personally, this song means a lot to me. It’s so hard to put things like this into words. This is so cool the way Julia wrote this song, the wording it perfect and explains anxiety really well. Selena Gomez is a really great singer, and is perfect for this song. Both of their voices contrast so perfectly. This song actually helped me go through and understand a really tough time in my life. I was feeling lost, and confused about myself and my feelings, I heard this song and thought “Yeah, this is what it feels like. This is what I’m feeling.” This song feels very personal to me and I appreciate it very much.
Thanks Julia and Selena for producing this song!!💜

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