Within the quiet moments of her beautiful new tune, Orla Gartland displays on the vacancy inside the wreckage of a damaged coronary heart, and the indie-pop songstress tells us that this ‘Heavy’ observe was the consequence of a ‘huge emotional purging.’
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“Do you think about me at night, when the sky is losing its light?” sings Orla Gartland in the beginning of “Heavy.” It’s a easy query, at first. But, when the Dublin indie-pop singer asks, “Are you moving on with your life,” the painful reality behind this somber observe is revealed. “Heavy” is an ode to the tip of love, an extremely highly effective second that captures the dismay inside the aftershocks of a breakup. “I’ve been running over all the things that that I will never say to you / like ‘how I just wanna hang with you.’” Orla’s voice glows in opposition to the starkness of the observe’s piano and strings, which permits her to intensify the masterful songwriting behind the tune’s impactful lyrics.
It ought to come to no shock that such an intense tune was birthed in a really “heavy” second in Orla’s life. “Last May, I was struggling to get over someone and also feeling so stuck with songwriting,” Orla tells HollywoodLife. “loads of pent-up emotions and nowhere to place them. So, I set myself a problem to put in writing one thing new on daily basis for a month. It felt like an enormous emotional purging. ‘Heavy’ got here from one of these concepts, and over the next months, I added & tweaked parts, finally recording & producing it with my buddy Tom. My buddy dodie wrote the string association whereas we had been touring the States collectively in September, and we recorded the cellos on a time off in a Holiday Inn in rural Utah. Definitely one of my finest ever tour reminiscences.”
Though she spent half of 2019 combating these emotions, the previous 12 months was a landmark one for Orla. The title observe to her EP Why Am I Like This? amassed greater than 4.5 million streams, and he or she offered out a European headlining tour. As the 12 months was winding down, she launched “Figure It Out” and “Did It To Myself,” off her upcoming EP Freckle Season. The new assortment, due out Feb. 21, will proceed to construct on this momentum. Before it, she would be the artist that every one your cool associates love – if she isn’t already.
After releasing Freckle Season, Orla will hit the highway in April 2020, supporting Cavetown on a European Tour. Catch her on the following.
April 9th – London, Electric Ballroom
April 11th – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
April 12th – Zurich, Switzerland – Exil Club
April 14th – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
April 15th – Munich, Germany – Strom
April 17th – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
April 18th – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium Klub Budapest
April 19th – Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Café
April 20th – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola