When Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth were just 17, they dazzled fans and critics alike with their debut record. The second Let’s Eat Grandma record won Album of the Year at the 2018 Q Awards, they played Coachella and toured relentlessly…then they disappeared! Now they’re back with new music, a release date for their third album, and two tour dates.
The band’s new single is the title track, and final track, of their forthcoming album. Two Ribbons deviates from the dancefloor fillers they’re known for because it’s melancholic and introspective. The video, directed by El Hardwick, is set in the Norfolk countryside.
Hollingworth explained that “Two Ribbons is a song I wrote to, and about, two of the closest people in my life, and how my relationships with them shifted over time through loss and life changes. It touches on the isolating experience of grieving, our powerlessness in the face of death, and the visceral emotions of grief.”
Hardwick also directed the dreamlike video for the duo’s first new single, Hall of Mirrors. The video is set in a fairground at night “to describe the dizziness, intensity and excitement of being with a woman I had strong feelings for,” Walton explained.
“The hall of mirrors [is] a metaphor for discovering and exploring parts of myself that I was bringing to life. In some ways, it’s reflective and almost secretive, journeying through confusing and difficult emotions. [However,] I also wanted Hall of Mirrors to be a euphoric song that conveys clarity, confidence, and ultimately joy.”
Let’s Eat Grandma tour dates
The band will play two special shows in early 2022 and tickets are available now.
26 January, 2022: Norwich Arts Centre
27 January, 2022: London XOYO
Let’s Eat Grandma’s new album, Two Ribbons, is due on on April 8, 2022, on Transgressive and it’s available for pre-order now.
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