'90s guitars meet cutting edge lyrics
Vicky Greer
13:32 26th March 2021

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Newcomers Softcult have just released their new single ‘Gloomy Girl’ from their upcoming debut Year Of The Rat.

‘Gloomy Girl’ is a nuanced exploration of mental health paired with exhilaratingly nostalgic sounds. With guitars that sound like they come straight from a Cocteau Twins or '90s Cure record, ‘Gloomy Girl’ quickly draws you in.

Lead singer Mercedes Arn Horn shares the significance of the lyrics:

“’Gloomy Girl’ is a song about depression. Not only the emotional and physical toll it can take on you as a person, but also the people in your life. Emotional baggage can be a burden not only on you, but your friends and family as well. There’s a lot of guilt and frustration that comes with that. When you have people that love you trying to cheer you up, sometimes your immediate response is resentment, even if they mean well. There’s nothing worse than being told “don’t be so gloomy” when you feel like you’re at your lowest. It’s really not that simple”.

Year of the Rat EP Tracklist:

1. Another Bish
2. Gloomy Girl
3. Take It Off
4. Young Forever
5. Bird Song

Year of the Rat arrives 16 April via Easy Life Records.

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