Fast-rising Dublin singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartlandtoday releases her candid new single вЂњMore Like You,вЂќ a confessional account of reckoning with emotions of insecurity and inferiority, whenever it is like being yourself is not sufficient. вЂњI heard it from a lady on the web, she told me personally to eat well and attempt to love myself then maybe we wonвЂ™t want that I became another person,вЂќ she sings. Following launch of lead singleвЂќ that isвЂњPretending this past year, вЂњMore Like YouвЂќ is another style of OrlaвЂ™s eagerly-anticipated, as-yet-untitled forthcoming first record, due for launch this season.
About вЂњMore As You,вЂќ Orla explains:
вЂњEveryone compares themselves to many other people right? If you donвЂ™t let me know your secret. вЂMore as youвЂ™ was created from the petty buddy envy We have for my best friendвЂ™s other best friend. SheвЂ™s somebody who we only have you ever heard nutrients about, someone i needed to hate until I came across her and вЂ“ of course вЂ“ i did sonвЂ™t. I enjoyed her.
Whenever you donвЂ™t have much use of someone it is simple to hook them up to a pedestal and forget they have their very own layered and complex life, you merely see excellence. We became obsessed. I needed to sing like her, I needed to dress like her, I needed to swap figures along with her Freaky-Friday design. Therefore вЂMore Like YouвЂ™ is another track about identification, about yearning to change life with someone who makes it all look simple.вЂќ
Written with Tommy King (musical manager and collaborator to HAIM, Vampire Weekend), the track came together first in the piano and was completed over lockdown. вЂњMy favorite sound when you look at the track could be the pulse you hear into the verse that is first. I did sonвЂ™t wish this track to feel sad but alternatively interested, and so I liked the thought of the track beginning maybe not with electric guitar or piano but an audio that has been less recognisable, comprised of levels and levels of other sounds,вЂќ Orla adds