Let’s go back to the days of 90s and early 2000s punk rock music. But this time we’re reminiscing with a new release from Willow Smith and Tyler Cole’s band, The Anxiety, called “Meet Me At Our Spot.”
The recorded version of this song was released back in March 2020, and it garnered 13 million views on YouTube. But the live version, which was released late September 2021, has already hit over 23 million views, and it continues to grow, mainly because of its popularity on TikTok.
The song itself focuses on two people who are wrestling with anxiety and want to meet up to forget about all of the worrisome thoughts that plague their minds … even if just for the night.
Both Willow and Tyler hope that, as they get older, their anxiety will decrease and that they will feel “stronger.” They hope to forget about their troubling thoughts by spending time together.
If your kids are into this song, the live version on YouTube not only showcases more talent than the recorded version, but it also omits a careless f-word heard in the recorded version.
Willow and Tyler sing about anxiety and depression that makes it difficult for them to function: “When I wake up/I can’t even stay up/I slept through the day, f—/…When I go to sleep/I can’t even fall asleep/Something’s got ahold of me/Feel it taking over me.”
Tyler says he wants to hold Willow “all night,” after he receives a “drunk text” to meet up at their spot. And as noted above, the recorded version of this song drops an f-word, once, at the beginning.
If you grew up listening to music with emo undertones like I did, then you’ll probably find this track to be comforting in a nostalgic sort of way. But that doesn’t mean this song is right for your family.
While the overall theme here is a desire to escape for a night to forget troubles, how this couple chooses to escape is an issue. There’s also a reference to drunk texting and an f-word that could have easily been omitted.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).