Singer-songwriter, Orla Gartland, has recently dropped her incredible new single “Zombie!” The track is now available to stream via all major streaming platforms!
The aim of this highly energetic track is to tackle the idea of toxic masculinity. It explores the concept of being with a partner who buries their feelings and never let’s the other in. Orla has managed to turn what is quite a serious subject into an upbeat and catchy track that listeners will find hard to forget. “Zombie!” was co-written and co-produced by Pete Robinson – who has worked with the likes of Beabadoobee and Nasty Cherry.
When talking about the track, Orla Gartland explains;
“’Zombie!’ is about repressing emotions until one day they burst out of you all at once. Specifically it’s about a very common, very male kind of repression I witnessed in a boy I loved once – I could see that he felt things but there was a barrier stopping him from expressing them. I hated that for him, it made me so angry at the societal pressures that led him to that place. For me living “like a zombie” became a metaphor for this way of living; someone so seemingly unemotional on the surface they barely seem alive. I scream my head off in the outro of the song and that scream is meant to feel like a huge release, like the moment you let it all out.”
“Zombie!” will be joining the singers previous singles “More Like You,” and “Pretending” on her debut album which is due to be released at some point this year. “More Like You” was released earlier this year and has already reached a massive 2 million streams! Altogether, Orla’s songs have collectively amassed over 55 million streams and more than 750,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Her debut album is highly anticipated to say the least.
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