After spending the last few months delivering wealth of highly-praised offerings, Gretel Hänlyn has now announced her plans for a new EP, arriving next month.
The new eight-track collection 'Head Of The Love Club' will include the previously shared singles 'Today (can't help but cry), 'Drive', and 'Wiggy', the latter of which arrives with a stunning Ben Brook-directed video, and is set to be released on the 16th March via VLF Records.
Speaking about the new release, she said, ”When I wrote my first EP, Slugeye, I hadn’t done any live shows, I was 18 and learning as I went and you can hear that on the record which is what I love about it. But with Head Of The Love Club, I had a vision of what I knew I wanted to hear from myself, I wrote it as I’d want to hear it as a listener and audience member. I always crave that moment when an artist says something, no matter how simple, that kicks you in the tummy because you completely understand it. The new approach was difficult because it coincided with a time where my heart was very heavy - I was outraged and ended up having some of the most cathartic moments of my life upon listening back and finishing the record. It feels so gothic and kinda frightening at times, and then so funny and tongue in cheek the next moment - the full spectrum of the emotions of a 20 year old woman. I was inspired by a lot of PJ Harvey’s brutally feminine lyrics but instead of writing from an empowered female perspective, I often leant into the narrative of a naive young girl, infatuated with ‘the head of the love club’, a figure that seems so above her. That’s sort of how I felt at the time.. the fantasies I created in some of the songs were definitely inspired by how I felt in my relationships when writing this.”
Check out the new video for 'Wiggy' in the player and see the EP's full trackisting below.
'Head Of The Love Club' Tracklist:
1. Dry Me
3. King Of Nothing
5. Little Vampire
6. Head Of The Love Club
7. Easy Peeler
8. Today (can't help but cry)