Tracey Thorn has opened up about struggling with stage fright for years while performing as half of musical duo Everything but the Girl, revealing that her anxiety may have helped the band achieve success in the 1980s and 1990s. Thorn was speaking with Lauren Laverne in the latest episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs when the pair began discussing the mental health issues that she’s faced throughout her life. When asked how she coped with the attention that came with the band’s success
Tracey Thorn was the singer and songwriting partner with Ben Watts in the 80s band Everything But the Girl. Everything But the Girl singer Tracey Thorn believes her early anxiety about making music and performing may have been what made her band’s songs so successful. The singer recalls how her career in pop suddenly took off once her second song with bandmate and partner Ben Watt, Each and Every One, went into the charts while they were both at Hull University together.