Gretel Hänlyn Releases New Song ‘Today (Can’t Help But Cry)’

    Gretel Hänlyn has unveiled a new song called ‘Today (Can’t Help But Cry)’. It follows her October single ‘Drive’ as well as her debut EP Slugeye, which came out in May. Check it out below.

    Speaking about the track, Hänlyn explained in a statement:

    Sometimes things don’t work out with someone, I had all this loving emotion and nowhere to put it. I was in a studio so close to where the protagonist in this story lives so he was naturally on my mind when I started writing the riff and chords. I ended up writing about what it would be like if the things could just unfurl for once, it was like I was living a totally fantasised relationship vicariously through the song. in the end the initial emotion for the protagonist was outgrown by the emotions i found in the song, but the power of the song overwhelmed and moved me so much that it still forced me to move on and upwards from them. You could say I wrote myself a happy ending in more ways than one! This is probably my favourite song I’ve ever written because it got me out of a position where I felt I was drowning. it’s not easy to word things in a way that’s authentic to your emotions, and somehow also indulgent to your desires, but I did that with this and it really helped me make peace with my reality (rejection). Now when I play it I hear the pain that can come with the beauty of such a positive, pining emotion and the power of a young wandering 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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