Art School Girlfriend Takes Listeners on a Journey of Euphoria with New Release "Real Life"
Art School Girlfriend continues to mesmerize fans with her latest single, "Real Life," maintaining the captivating essence of her previous hits, such as "Heaven Hanging Low," "Close To The Clouds," and "A Place To Lie." This track flawlessly captures a raw and emotional experience, showcasing Art School Girlfriend's undeniable talent.
Supported by a visually stunning music video directed by Zak Watson, "Real Life" takes listeners on an exhilarating ride. The pulsating rhythm of four-on-the-floor drums merges seamlessly with shoegaze-inspired textures, while field recordings of birdsong, accompanied by orchestral strings and backing vocals from the talented Marika Hackman, create a tangible sense of liberation. Art School Girlfriend skillfully intertwines her songwriting prowess with her passion for dance and ambient production.
Reflecting on the inspiration behind the song, Art School Girlfriend, whose real name is Polly Mackey, shares, "Real Life is one of my favorite tracks on the album. It encapsulates the journey of breaking free from a stagnant and unfulfilling period in my life, only to be brought back to a blissful reality by a beloved individual. The finale of the song aims to evoke a euphoric and cinematic experience with its enchanting strings and layered vocals. It has been an incredible joy to perform this piece live."
Soft Landing, Mackey's debut album released in 2020 during tumultuous times, set the stage for her musical exploration. However, Soft Landing truly marks her official arrival, showcasing Mackey's inquisitive and playful nature through songs that seamlessly find their rightful place. Fans can catch the enigmatic artist on her UK tour scheduled for November 2023. Prepare to be captivated by Art School Girlfriend's enchanting melodies and evocative performances as she takes listeners on a euphoric journey through the realms of "Real Life."