LVRA has kicked off 2023 with the release of new single ‘anxiety’.

The Scottish-Chinese artist seemingly pushes the parameters of her sound with each compelling release, carefully manipulating different electronic tropes to carve out her own unique sonic identity – and this one is no different.

Dealing with mental health issues, ‘anxiety’ is set against a shifting and futuristic production. Another step forward, it coincides with the announcement of a new seven-track project called ‘Soft as Steel’, out on 22nd March.

Speaking about the track, she said: “I’ve lived my life as an overthinker, my mental balance completely tipped over by even the most minuscule of events. Music allows my brain to focus on something else, and creating gives me something to channel the energy into.

“Often I’m trying to turn negative emotions into a source of strength and I feel like Anxiety was borne out of my desire to live and accept this part of me. It’s kind of ambiguous whether or not it’s the voice inside my head that’s taunting me or some kind of f u to the voice inside my head.”

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