SINGLE + VIDEO
"This song was pretty cathartic for me to write. I was going through a time in my life where I found myself surrounded by friends, family members, fleeting encounters that all seemed to be working through difficulties within themselves that stemmed from hereditary trauma and pain." says Greta Isaac about her newest offering "Polyfilla". Contrasting her last single "5'1", a scuzzy guitar track, "Polyfilla" is a gut-wrenching ballad delivered over a reduced piano instrumental.
"I think there’s a point in everyone’s lives where you realise that growing up doesn’t just mean leaving home, making advances in your career or gaining independence or even starting a family of your own. A huge part of growing up is healing the child inside of us and accepting that we’re not superhuman. We’re not indestructible. We need care and boundaries. This song is for those who might be struggling with those feelings right now and how even in adult state, there might be a vulnerable child within us that needs looking after.”
"Polyfilla" comes, like all upcoming singles, with its own art work and visual world - something that is crucial to Greta and her understanding of being a holistic artist. "The visual language for this release was a huge part of this process for me. I worked closely with my creative partner Suzie Walsh, and we came up with an image that, to me, feels indicative of the message of the song. Suzie dressed me in American football shoulder pads as if it were a suit of armour. She then draped and disguised the piece with pretty tassels and gems. Various aspects of the image feel empowered, strong and almost warrior like, preparing for battle - but the expression on my face feels uncomfortable and even a little scared, like I never wanted to be there in the first place. I think this is how we feel when our boundaries haven’t been set, we say yes yes yes to everything and all of a sudden, just when things should be perfect and we’re here to be looked at and appreciated, we still left feel unseen.”
"Polyfilla" is the another taste Greta's upcoming second EP, following her debut EP PESSIMIST. Expect an exuberant, raw and assertive collection of songs that sees Greta navigating millennial anxieties, her newfound artistic fluidity and her position as a woman in modern society.
Greta is already an adept story teller, offering a unique lyrical lens that is often deeply, and sometimes uncomfortably, relatable to the listener, effortlessly combining humorous self deprecation with real personal critique and analysis.Having picked up praise from tastemakers such as Wonderland, Notion, CLASH and BBC Radio 1 and more, she is fast becoming one of the UKs most exciting new voices.
FORMAT: digital single
01 Polyfilla (2:08)
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