Amy Jay – MonsterAmy Jay
is a disarmingly honest song about anxiety. Or, to be more precise, two disarmingly honest songs about anxiety woven into one.
The first part of "Monster" takes no prisoners. It starts with the words "Set another timer again". You instantly understand it's not going to be a comfortable listen. But the song is so beautiful and honest that you can't turn away, like you can't take your eyes off a burning building. The sound of the ticking clock, synth textures and out-of-control synth lead in the first part are perfect expressions of a constant inner struggle of a person dealing with anxiety.
The second part seems to bring a feeling of comfort. Or at least an illusion of comfort realitic enough for the song to be played on repeat, setting timer after timer with the narrator in the first part and learning how to deal with it in the second.