Saturday September 19, 2020

A deep need to perform helps Anxiety take flight

To get up on stage, singer Ladyhawke had to overcome her inhibitions, but there's nowhere she'd rather be, writes Nadine O'Regan.

2nd June, 2012
Pip Brown: 'It took me a long time to get the confidence to sing'. Photo: Getty

When Pip Brown - better known as Ladyhawke - was deep in the 18-month process of recording the follow-up to her first album, her manager would keep calling. "He'd say, 'Have you thought of a title yet?' " Brown recalls. "And I would jokingly say, I'm going to call it Anxiety, okay? Leave me alone!"'

What started out as a joke has become the eventual monicker for Ladyhawke's eagerly-awaited second album. A curious name,...

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