Candid lyrics trace his experience of social anxiety…

Tim Atlas doesn’t shy away from tough subjects.

With his new track ‘Sidestep’ the California native pairs a shimmering, ‘80s glitch-laced electronic instrumental with candid lyrics, and Clash is able to share it for the first time today.

The self-produced song - from an upcoming EP, due for release in February 2019 - traces his experiences with social anxiety.

“Sidestep is about feeling drained after social interactions," says Atlas. "Sometimes I facilitate a conversation, and I feel the need to start pulling from anything I can to try and accommodate the other person's comfortability.

"It exhausts me, and eventually, I start to avoid those situations as much as possible, AKA be a hermit and binge Netflix shows.”

We’ve all been there at some point, but check out Tim Atlas’ own personal experience below.

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