Orla Gartland – You’re Not Special, Babe

26-year-old Dublin based Orla Gartland is a homegrown talent. She first gained popularity posting covers online, but those days are behind her. After three EP’s full of her own songs, she created a sound (and a loyal fanbase) of her own. Next up is her debut album Woman On The Internet, out on 20 August.

So far, four singles were released ahead of the long-player. A fifth has just been added to the lot: You’re Not Special, Babe, the opening of which brings back memories to Laurie Anderson’s novelty hit O Superman. What follows are ethereal synths, shimmery guitars, harmonies, tiny drums, and big drums.

“Growing up is weird and my twenties feel like chaos”, says Gartland. “You’re Not Special, Babe is a coming-of-age song written to remind myself that everyone goes through all of it; good times, bad times, strange times, dizzying highs and extreme lows. The title sounds mean but it’s really meant to be a comforting message.”

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