Orla Gartland has shared a new single from her upcoming debut album Woman on the Internet. ‘You’re Not Special, Babe’ arrives with an accompanying video co-directed by Gartland and Greta Isaa. Check it out below.
“Growing up is weird and my twenties feel like chaos,” the Dublin singer-songwriter said in a press statement. “‘You’re Not Special, Babe’ is a coming-of-age song written to remind myself that everyone goes through all of it; good times, bad times, strange times, dizzying highs & extreme lows. The title sounds mean but it’s really meant to be a comforting message!”
She added: “I wrote and produced this song with my friend and collaborator Tom Stafford at the beginning of 2020. Lyrically it set a tone for the rest of the album tracks to follow; no bullshit – just a messy scrapbook of honest, matter-of-fact thoughts. We demoed the song together in Tom’s London studio and then later brought it to Middle Farm Studios in Devon where we set up for 3 weeks – my band playing on this track took it to the next level & gave it the raucous energy it was missing. Sonically ‘You’re Not Special, Babe’ has everything I love – ethereal synths, shimmery guitars, harmonies, tiny drums and big drums. I cannot wait to play this song live.”
Woman on the Internet is set to arrive on August 20. Gartland announced the LP last month with the single ‘Do You Mind?’.