Gretel Hänlyn has shared the details for her second EP.
Titled ‘Head of the Love Club’, the collection is set to arrive on 17th March via VLF Records.
Following up on 2022’s debut EP ‘Slugeye’, the news comes after her recent single ‘Wiggy’, which also gets a Ben Brook-directed video which you can check out below.
“When I wrote my first EP, ‘Slugeye’, I hadn’t done any live shows, I was 18 and learning as I went and you can hear that on the record which is what I love about it,” Hänlyn explains. “But with ‘Head Of The Love Club’, I had a vision of what I knew I wanted to hear from myself, I wrote it as I’d want to hear it as a listener and audience member. I always crave that moment when an artist says something, no matter how simple, that kicks you in the tummy because you completely understand it.
“The new approach was difficult because it coincided with a time where my heart was very heavy – I was outraged and ended up having some of the most cathartic moments of my life upon listening back and finishing the record. It feels so gothic and kinda frightening at times, and then so funny and tongue in cheek the next moment – the full spectrum of the emotions of a 20-year-old woman.
“I was inspired by a lot of PJ Harvey’s brutally feminine lyrics but instead of writing from an empowered female perspective, I often leant into the narrative of a naive young girl, infatuated with ‘the head of the love club’, a figure that seems so above her. That’s sort of how I felt at the time.. the fantasies I created in some of the songs were definitely inspired by how I felt in my relationships when writing this.”