Do you have a favorite song or playlist you like to listen to when you are feeling stressed? Or ever found yourself completely mellowed out by a new song you hear on the radio? This may be because music can be a great way to relax and let go of stressors during the day. But how simple can a song be in order to have an effect on anxiety? In “Steady Beat and State Anxiety” Anita L. Gadberry looks into the effect of music on state anxiety (or anxiety that occurs in the present moment and is not related to a diagnosis).