Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Grrrl Gang - "Rude Awakening"

Indonesia's Grrrl Gang have released a brand new single that follows May's "Spunky!" "Rude Awakening" is much more pop and melodic than the previous single. It doesn't quite have the punk edge, but it makes up for that in just pure melody and joy. Both songs are a ton of fun to listen to, and both show off two sides of the band. As tuneful and bouncy as "Rude Awakening" is, the guitar work is what keeps the punk edge here. 

Angeeta Sentana says of her band's new single:

“I just hate feeling left behind, you know? And I hate it when I’m desperate for a listening ear, people just don’t care. But, on the flip side, I guess, I just didn’t realize that maybe my friends were just fed up with my sh*t. Maybe they’ve tried their best to handle me and be there for me, but I just took that for granted. So, this song is basically my point of view at that time, of thinking that no one cared about me—when, probably, they actually did.”

You can watch the video for "Rude Awakening" below. Spunky! is due out September 22 via Green Island Music, and will be released Kill Rock Stars in the Americas, Trapped Animal Records in Europe, and Big Romantic Records in Taiwan and Japan. The album is available for pre-order here. For more on Grrrl Gang, check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

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