(New York, NY – April 22, 2021) — Fast-rising singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartland has shared the video for her new single “Zombie!,” which she released last week. CLICK HERE to watch the cinematic video, which brings to life the story of the track with Orla collecting the tears of ‘zombies’ – the men she sings about who are repressing their emotions. The video’s concept came together in collaboration with Greta Isaac, who also directed the video with Orla.
Earlier this year Gartland shared her acclaimed single “More Like You,” which has since been streamed over 2 million times and follows “Pretending” as a taste of her eagerly-anticipated, as-yet-untitled forthcoming debut album, due for release this year.
Orla shares: “I directed this video with my best friend Greta Isaac. It’s the weirdest video idea we’ve ever had, I kind of can’t believe we made it. The song is about the frustration of being with someone who can’t express their emotions, someone who suppresses everything they feel until one day it all comes to the surface; absolute chaos. In this video I’m a self-appointed Zombie Rescue Ranger, roaming through a quaint English town collecting the (rare) tears of zombie boys – and in a quest to save rounding the zombies up to set them free. Yeah, weird. The song topic is heavy but like the track I wanted the video to feel energetic and light – that kind of juxtaposition is really interesting to me! Making this video was so much fun.”
Gartland’s newest tracks arrive after her first two acclaimed EPs, 2019’s Why Am I Like This?and the follow up Freckle Season, which was released in February last year. Between them, Gartland’s songs have amassed over 55 million streams and more than 750,000 monthly Spotify listeners, and seen her compared to artists such as Stevie Nicks, St. Vincent, Regina Spektor and HAIM.
Born and raised in Dublin, Gartland started writing songs when she was 14 years old. Unable to convince any of the 18+ local pubs and venues to let her perform, she honed her craft online, before heading out on tour the day she finished school. On her return she packed her bags and moved to London, spending the next few years writing, recording, touring and gathering fans apace.