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- Posted on May 9th 2011 12:00PM by Cameron Matthews
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According to the Observer, Stevens has long suffered with bouts of melancholy, but while recording his latest record, 'The Age of Adz,' the singer was reportedly afflicted with self-doubt and depression.
He experienced pins and needles throughout his body and had adrenaline surges that left him feeling he was "possessed." After consulting several physicians, he was advised to stay away from crowded rooms and loud noises. The feelings disappeared after a few days but returned months later while Stevens was watching 'Mr. Fox,' forcing him to take a Xanax to calm down.
"It's very hormonal, a lot of this stuff feels like a second puberty," he continued. "It's way more self-obsessed and leans towards masochism and solipsism and paranoia and anxiety. I'm a very self-conscious person, I think we all are, but I'm especially not very comfortable in my body. I always feel really weird and awkward on the street or on the stage. It has nothing to do with circumstances, it's just an ongoing psychological state, like white noise."
Upon rewatching the film, Stevens found 'Mr. Fox' to be "beautiful" with "no negative response."