After a superb 2019 seeing her release the certified bop-central EP Why Am I Like This?, Orla Gartland is back with a gorgeous new single. ‘Heavy’ is a piano-led reflection on the difficult little details of a break-up.
Gartland’s writing has a powerful propensity for life’s specificities and ‘Heavy’ charts the melancholic re-imagining of love’s mundanities that occurs after a separation. Minimal instrumentation and her building delivery come together for a track that is both heart-wrenching and endearing.
“‘Heavy’ is a tribute to someone I desperately miss. Obviously break ups are shit but I didn’t properly grasp that until I was right in the thick of it, up late one night scanning over every tiny detail of the relationship – how I felt when we were together, what they wore, the shows we binge watched together.” says Gartland. “I finally realised that even if it’s the right thing to do, cutting ties with someone you love probably should feel this hard”.
Gartland’s new EP Freckle Season is out on February 21 and “each track explores a different emotion [she] felt in the process of getting over someone [she] thought [she’d] be with forever.”