The song “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots gained popularity in 2015, and discusses mental health by using subtle and not-so-subtle lyrics. The very title of the song suggests that the author is experiencing stress. The lyrics also touch on the anxiety the author feels as he navigates everyday life. Stresses like student loans and earning money are contrasted to the escapism of childhood that the author longs for.
The song is meant to resonate with millennials who are leaving school and entering the workforce, facing the pressures that this transition brings, and that can lead to mental disorders, including anxiety and depression.
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