Grawl!x has announced their first new music since 2020 album ‘PEEPS’ with the digital release of single ‘Hopelessness’. The track comes ahead of new EP, ‘Spring’ and picks up on their signature orchestrated electro-dreampop sound.
At odds with the title ‘Hopelessness’ bursts with uplifting melody, rich layers sitting in perfect complement both with each other and the distinctive honesty of the story shared. It is also the first release with a newly expanded line-up with Jo Lewis (Umbilica), Shelley Jane Newman (GodNo!), Rich Collins, and Robin Newman joining Maria Michael Machin.
Of the track the band said, “We’re super excited to announce that Grawl!x is making music again, with a bonza lineup! ‘Hopelessness‘ was written during lockdown and we tried to write a big ol’ banger about the importance of hope and talking to someone when things get too much.”
Formerly a solo project songwriter Maria Michael Machin has released four albums under the Grawl!x name – 2012’s ‘Good Grief’, 2014’s ‘Aye!’, 2018’s ‘Appendix’, and 2020’s ‘PEEPS’. Lush soundscapes provide the setting for explorations of grief and loss, platonic love, and identity all together building a catalogue of astonishing musicality, lyrical vulnerability, and arrestingly ethereal electro-dreampop.
‘Hopelessness’ leads into EP ‘Spring’, due for release in spring 2022. More details to follow.
- Catch Grawl!x live at JT Soar in Nottingham on 9 May with Samantha Savage Smith
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