Jen Krause

Varley has somehow turned social anxiety into a massive, dazzling pop tune. 

It's true. The indie trio composed of Dublin-born Claire-Ann and German bandmates Joschka Bender and Matthias Heising has shared a new song called "The Pressure," which literally takes its inspiration from a self-critical inner voice.

Claire-Ann says: “I started writing 'The Pressure' when I found myself in a situation that made me feel really awkward and in my head I started singing, 'Don’t mind me, I’m just waiting here for the world to make me disappear.'"

She adds: "We wanted to describe the feeling of the pressure rising, feeling your cheeks turning red and wishing you could turn back the clocks and just not say anything at all. I spend a lot of time in my head, replaying and rewriting certain social situations. It's a bit of a vicious cycle because the more you start thinking about these things, the less you want to put yourself out there."

Hear the new song below.