GIRLPOOL’s ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ drops February 1st. And off of that upcoming album, ‘Pretty’ seeks to help keep the delicate petals on that dandelion, atop and secured. For the sun in the fields of dreams, need those little flowers to look up at it for nourishment and friendship.
With classic alt-rock ballad chords cementing the core of this delicious single from the duo, Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad makes you look a fool, as tears stream down your cheeks of disbelief.
The transformation is evident, even when a song is isolated from their past works. The deliberate rummaging of thoughts, though tinted eyeglasses of doubt and uniform chaos, is gently depicted in the flow of ‘Pretty’.
The two met in 2013, and they released their self-titled EP in just 3 months. Harmony was 18. Cleo was 17.
“Before, we would build our songs together with four hands, from the ground up,” says Cleo, referring to their former works. “Our songs used to be intertwined in a different way. We brought our separate experiences to the songs that we crafted together, we valued understanding that they were multidimensional.”
“It’s hard for me to feel completion without achieving a vision that I have. I’ll imagine the kind of climate I want to create inside a song,” says Cleo. “Once I fall in love with the direction, it’s getting there that can take time.”
Arduous, difficult, challenging, and sometimes down right aggravating – that’s what art does, and will do, till the end of time.
Perfection is hard to achieve.
All we can look towards, is that sun in the sky – trying to reach the best as we can.