Bowling For Soup Say “Hello Anxiety” – Tackle Mental Health Head On With New Music Video

Anxiety is something so many people know all too well. Be it for work, school or home life, new or unfamiliar social situations or all of the above, anxiety works differently for every person. With their latest single, Texas’ favourite pop punkers Bowling For Soup have tackled a subject close to their hearts. With their frontman Jaret Reddick being an advocate for positive mental health following his own struggles in recent years, on Hello Anxiety Bowling For Soup have tackled a subject that will relate to music fans and people the world over. And of course, they’ve done it in a light-hearted, upbeat way in the band’s signature style.

This is reflected in the music video for the song, which finds Cyrus Hobbi reprising his role from the I Wanna Be Brad Pitt music video, trying to navigate the pressures and situations of life with varying results before coming to some positivity at the end.

For a little more about Hello Anxiety, we hand over to Bowling For Soup main man Jaret Reddick:

“Hello Anxiety!’ Unfortunately, over the years, it’s become something I’ve said under my breath or out loud much, more than I’d like. I knew the premise of this song before Linus and I sat down to write it, but it was important to me that it didn’t turn out just like all the other songs about mental health. There comes a point in your life when you can just feel it coming, and you almost have to laugh. It isn’t funny by any means, but geeeez….how do I see it coming so often now. That’s what this song is!”

Bowling For Soup were recently announced as part of the bumper lineup for Slam Dunk Festival 2023, taking place in Leeds and Hatfield in May next year. They will join headliners Enter Shikari and The Offspring as well as Less Than Jake, Billy Talent, Holding Absence, Creeper, Underoath, Yellowcard and many more as part of the first two waves of bands to be added to Slam Dunk 2023. Early bird tickets for the festival are on sale now at

For those who cannot wait until Slam Dunk Festival next year for their next dose of Bowling For Soup live, the next opportunity to see them is this December. BFS will return to both sides of the Irish border – December 2nd in Belfast at The Telegraph Building, and December 3rd at Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre. They conclude their whistlestop return across the Atlantic with their rescheduled show at Torquay’s Riviera Centre on December 5th. Joining Bowling For Soup on all three dates will be Nottingham pop punk favourites As December Falls and The Thomas Nicholas Band (of American Pie / Rookie Of The Year fame).

Tickets for the shows are on sale now. For further ticket information including VIP packages, please visit

Bowling For Soup’s 11th and latest studio album, Pop Drunk Snot Bread, is out now on Brando / Que-So Records. The album can be streamed, downloaded or purchased on the following link. Merch for the album is also available on this link. The album has been heralded as Bowling For Soup’s best work in the last fifteen years, with equal acclaim from fans and the UK music press. The album was also in the Top 10 UK album charts for Spotify over release weekend, with tracks from the album having already racked up over 6 million streams so far just on Spotify.

Praise For Pop Drunk Snot Bread:

“Pop Drunk Snot Bread is a joyous and welcoming record made for beer-in-hand, arms-around-the-shoulder singalongs. Nearly three decades in, Bowling For Soup are proving they can still bring the pop-punk good times better than most.”
KKKK – Kerrang Magazine

“Feel-good music is few and far between in the modern era, and Bowling For Soup show why they should continue to be treasured in the scene. Pop Drunk Snot Bread is the perfect blend of raucous and wise, a lengthy, but playful collection emblazoned with heart.”
New Noise Magazine

“A joyous pop-punk romp, the album is packed with songs like “Hello Anxiety” that Joe Public can not only relate to but can sing along to with a beer in one hand and a massive grin on your face.”

“Long-time fans of the foursome will find much to appreciate and enjoy from the new record, Pop Drunk Snot Bread (Brando/Que-so Records), and newcomers or the uninitiated can revel in BFS’s best musical performance to date.”
Ghost Cult Magazine

Bowling For Soup are:

Jaret Reddick – Guitar and vocals
Chris Burney – Guitar
Rob Felicetti – Bass and backing vocals
Gary Wiseman – Drums

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