“Figure it out” by Orla Gartland
Irish indie singer/songwriter Orla Gartland blends pop and rock in the bittersweet and honest gem that is “Figure it out”. With this powerful and mesmerizing soundscape she speaks of the aftermath of a break up after you no longer want to see that other person yet you seem to bump into him/her all over the place. You try to run away but it seems impossible to do so making the still palpable taste of the heartache difficult to fade away. She understands how difficult this can be as you try to be the bigger person and act like an adult yet you can’t help but feel anger and sadness at times. The track has a firm grasp of the emotions that soar through our hearts and brains and makes for an amazing story that is sure to connect. Enjoy!
“I wrote ‘Figure It Out’ about desperately needing space – about asking for it, about being ignored and hoping the other person would eventually read between the lines,” says Orla. “The verses detail the frustration of us politely circling around one another in the aftermath of the break up, seeing each other at a New Year’s party, making conversation here and there… and then the tension builds towards the chorus and I just lose it. I felt angry one second and calm the next. I wanted the contrast in emotion between these two parts of the song to feel like night and day.”
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