The great thing about this lilting, country-pop single is how Annie Stokes finds positivity in the more stressful side of life. It is both an acknowledgement that life can be difficult, sometimes to the point of being scary and paralysing but also that such conditions are all part of our personal and biological evolution.
It is such stresses and strains, such challenges and confrontations, especially prevalent as we move from adolescence to adulthood, that are all part of the transition, an essential part of the learning curve. The message here is that we shouldn’t medicate against or ignore such feelings; our ability to deal with such moments helps fully round us out as a person.
And with such an easy-going rhythm and an infectious slice of country groove delivering the words of wisdom, Nervous System is the easiest sonic pill to swallow.
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