Greta Isaac, one of the UK’s most exciting new musical voices, will release her second EP ‘I Think You’d Hate It Here’ on May 13. It arrives with the brand new song ‘Mediocrity’, which joins a collection of five previously released songs. Since these new tracks started to appear in late 2021, they have propelled Greta at breakneck speed from a promising grass-roots artist to a serious one-to-watch. In the last six months, she’s received ever growing support from tastemakers and mainstream media alike, including BBC Radio 1 last single ‘PAYRI$E’ was Record of the Week on release), Sunday Times Culture (Breaking Act), PAPER, The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise, Notion, Clash and many, many more.
‘I Think You’d Hate It Here’ is the follow-up to 2021’s sensational debut EP ‘Pessimist’. Continuing her knack for weaving huge pop melodies through tight folk influenced harmonies, the new collection takes Greta’s songwriting and cross-genre prowess to the next level. Switching with ease between graceful ballads and massive pop anthems, Greta took a slightly different approach to writing this EP. Rather than needing every song to result in some personal epiphany, she allowed herself to trace ideas and thoughts.
"Greta is more than the sound of the EP could ever get across. Wearing a million different hats of singer, songwriter, artist, creative director and stylist, all the different subsets of her creativity have gathered here." - Gigwise
New song ‘Mediocrity’ is a stunning, delicate acoustic track with spine-tingling harmonies, speaking about a time in Greta’s life when she was settling for less in order to feel safe.“I remember writing Mediocrity in a time where I had a lot of things on my mind about why I’d been cocooning myself in who I thought I was for most of my life.” Greta explains, “I’d been experiencing a lot of paranoia and was caught in a heightened state of anxiety for a lot of my late teens and early twenties. This song was an ode to that part of my life. ‘Mediocrity’ feels like a sad poem about settling for less in my life in order to feel safe. I was kidding myself into thinking that feeling paralysed by life was actually comforting; if there wasn’t risk then nothing bad would happen to me. This song is a lullaby and a farewell to that part of myself.”