Stressed Out: The Atlantic Examines an Anthem of Millennial Anxiety. (Mental Health & Music)

The Atlantic‘s Megan Garber and Conor Friedersdorf sit down to discuss the current billboard hit from Twenty One Pilots and it’s cultural implications for a generation steeped in Starbucks and smart phones.

Conor Friedersdorf: Would you trade the ups-and-downs of adult life for a soothing lullaby in your childhood bedroom? That’s the comforting fantasy that Twenty One Pilots conjure in “Stressed Out.” When I first heard the song, listening to KROQ on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, I thought, watch out Taylor Swift, ​this​ is the Millennial anthem.

Garber follows up with how the tune reminded her of a hit I remember well from my Rap City days; Skee-lo’s I wish. It’s an interesting conversation. Read the rest of it on The Alantic.

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