Connie Constance is back with a Dork approved new EP. We got her to run us through it, track by track.
Prim & Propa
This song is about owning community culture, family and friendship. It’s about looking at that big white house and the perfect grass and saying, ‘Yeah, nah, not for me, mate – not without my people enjoying it with me’. It’s an anthem for everyone that feels betrayed and let down by this country. It’s for the single parents, the people that work their arses off every single day and can barely get their head above water. It’s a reminder that we’ve got what’s important right here with us: ‘When you want more then look around, if you’ve got love you know you’re good / Cause when the grass is greener, the people are meaner.
Kids Like Us
I was in a pretty dark space when I wrote this, I can’t lie. It’s really that raw moment when you know you aren’t getting someone back, and they were that person that kinda made everything seem better when you’re at your worst. The chorus is saying I’m meant to feel all of this and open to this journey. I hope that people can feel the seeds of hope in this song.
‘Electric Girl’ was born, and she got me through seasonal depression because she’s impenetrable, unstoppable, and a powerhouse of energy! She is our superhuman mum; she’s endurance and power! Not an image of some societal perfection. There are no beauty standards that apply to this fierce force as she is a queen in her tracksuits and a star in her bedroom. She’s the drug with no comedown. Serotonin, but make it sexy. ‘Electric Girl’ is here to wake you the fuck up and get your dreams manifesting into realities.
This song is when you first meet someone, and you’re so excited about them. Who they are, their dreams. And it’s basically saying, please don’t shy away from this; I want us to dream together. But the reality is they make you really nervous and act a bit out of character with how much shit you’re willing to take from them just because you want it to work out.
I originally wrote it after being in a situation like this, and I had just watched the movie Gran Torino; looking back, I can’t remember what sparked the inspiration other than my own love life. Perhaps I need to rewatch the movie now I’m no longer in that entanglement.