Orla Gartland Unveils Video for New Single ‘You’re Not Special, Babe’

    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?’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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