Let’s Eat Grandma – Happy New Year (Video)
When we saw U.K. duo Let’s Eat Grandma for the first time at Iceland Airwaves 2016, the question in our minds was: where will Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, then just 16 years old, go from here? With abundant talent and creativity, the sky seemed to be the limit. But the challenges are rarely on the artistic side when you start that early, which is reflected in their new song, “Happy New Year.” Rosa recalls:
“I wrote ‘Happy New Year’ after a breakdown between us that lasted for a long period of time, to communicate to her how important she is to me and how our bond and care for each other goes much deeper than this difficult time. I used the setting of New Year as both an opportunity for reflection, looking back nostalgically through childhood memories that we shared, and to represent the beginning of a fresh chapter for us. I’d been struggling to come to terms with the fact that our relationship had changed, but as the song and time progresses I come to accept that it couldn’t stay the way it was when we were kids forever, and start to view it as a positive thing – because now we have been able to grow into our own individual selves.”
So it looks that they are good for now, and we can enjoy more of their bright, shimmering synth-pop going into 2022. “Two Ribbons,” their third album is coming out on April 18.
Listen to “Happy New Year” on your favorite streaming platform or watch the video “Happy New Year” here:
(Photo: El Hardwick)