Following on from the release of her highly-praised debut EP 'Slugeye' and subsequent follow-up outing 'Drive' earlier this year, Gretel Hänlyn is now looking to see out her 2022 with a brand new single.
The new track 'Today' marks her final release of the year, and cements what has already been a highly-impactful twelve months for the emerging artist.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “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.”
Have a listen to 'Today' in the player below.