How does it feel when people around you don’t let go of their feelings? Don’t you think they are robotic, or even better, like ‘Zombies?’ Dublin-born, now London-based Orla Gartland knows it! She unveiled her new single, teasing her upcoming debut album, which is hitting shelves later this year!
Orla Gartland is a prolific songwriter! She releases songs on her own but also pens some tracks for others! Did you know she co-wrote ‘134340’ from BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear? It’s, of course, different from the current track we talk about, ‘Zombies.’ Therefore, it shows how diverse and open-minded she is! She can bop, she can pop, and she can rock! The song is plenty of pulsating guitar riffs, and to be honest, it’s too short! We want more!
“Bad guy, not bad guy, but you do this all the damn time, you’re quiet, you fight it,” Orla Gartland sings in an orchestral manner, switching from one note to another in a flash. Upbeat and fresh, it’s very different from her previous tracks, ‘More Like You’ and ‘Pretending.’ If you like Florence And The Machine or you’ve read our latest piece on Frankie, you’ll like the mix of melancholy poetry with a string of rock guitars that the Irish singer-songwriter revolves around. ‘Zombies’ defines being powerless while trying to help others, not knowing what to do it they don’t open up. We feel empty, with no feelings, just like this evil creature.
The production is fire, thanks to Pete Robertson. He previously worked with Nasty Cherry and brought the glam to this Orla Gartland co-written piece. The inspiration from the song came from the relationship and friendship experiences she had with her male counterparts.
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.Orla Gartland
Keep the guitar bling alive and dance like it never ends. Listen to Orla Gartland’s new track ‘Zombies’ here
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