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Ashley Tisdale's Upcoming Album 'Symptoms' Is About Anxiety and Depression

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If you’ve ever dealt with self-doubt or anxiety, you might find Ashley Tisdale’s latest single relatable. Tisdale released a song about the negative thoughts she experiences due to anxiety, titled “Voices in My Head,” on Thursday.

The singer called the lyrics her “most vulnerable” on Twitter.  In the song, she describes trying to push down negative thoughts, self-sabotage and feeling unworthy of love:

They say that I’ll never be ready for love
They say that I never will feel like enough
Yeah, they lie to me

The single is the first song to be released from the former “High School Musical” star’s new album “Symptoms,” her first album in nine years. In it, she shares her journey with anxiety and depression. Tisdale told People she wanted to share her story for others who can relate.

“The reason I wanted to do this album was because I wanted to make someone at home not feel so alone in what they go through,” Tisdale told People. “They could look at me and go, ‘We’re all human. We all go through things.’”

Tisdale experienced symptoms of anxiety during the height of her career but didn’t realize what she was experiencing were panic attacks.

“I didn’t know the anxiety symptoms I had in the past while touring,” Tisdale said. “Before, I would freak out before going on stage. That was a panic attack. I had no idea what that was until I started reading about it.”

Now that Tisdale is back, fans are reacting to her return and to her single on Twitter.

The full album’s release date has not been revealed. The music video for “Voices in My Head” will be released Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Image via Wikimedia Commons/Joella Marano

Originally published: November 12, 2018
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