Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Langhorne Slim's Strawberry Mansion is a stripped-back set of songs he wrote during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Langhorne Slim on World Cafe

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Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity

Langhorne Slim Knows A Thing Or Two About Anxiety And Creativity

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Set List

  • "Dreams""
  • "Panic Attack"
  • "Alright to Hide"
  • "House on Fire"

Anxiety. Racing thoughts. That feeling of fear or dread. It's something we all deal with on some level. And for some of us, it can be almost a constant feeling — a nagging thing you have to learn to live with. Langhorne Slim has tried lots of different ways to get away from it, to slow down his brain. He'll talk about those efforts today – and share the advice that not only helped him calm his anxiety, but to also reignite his creativity, and led to his latest album, Strawberry Mansion.

It's a stripped-back set of songs he wrote during the spring of 2020 just as COVID-19 lockdowns began in the United States. And as you listen to the first of the live performances he recorded for us in a cabin not far from Woodstock, N.Y., picture yourself sitting around the campfire with Langhorne Slim, listening to the crickets chirp. See? You're feeling calmer already.

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