Orla Gartland has dropped the music video for her latest single, More Like You. The video, which was directed by Orla and Greta Isaac, has a fabulously choreographed dance by Elan Isaac that shows Orla and dancer, Hannah Hornsby slowly falling into sync in their movements and mannerisms. Orla took to her social media to announce the video, thanking the team who worked on the video and encouraging her fans to “go watch your girl dancing.”
The upbeat folk-pop track, which came out on the 13th of January, tells the story of Orla’s insecurities and feelings of inferiority. It is about constantly comparing yourself to other people and not seeing that they also have their own set of flaws and insecurities.
Speaking about the meaning of the song with Golden Plec, Orla said; “More Like You’ was born from a petty friend jealousy I have for my best friend’s other best friend. She’s someone who I only ever heard good things about, someone I wanted to hate until I met her and – of course – I didn’t. I loved her,”
“When you don’t have much access to someone it’s easy to put them on a pedestal and forget that they have their own layered & complex life, you only see perfection. I became obsessed. I wanted to sing like her, I wanted to dress like her, I wanted to swap bodies with her Freaky-Friday style. So ‘More Like You’ is another song about identity, about yearning to switch lives with someone who makes it all look easy.”
More Like You is the second release of Orla’s yet to be named, upcoming debut album. Pretending is the first single that came out in October. The song is about the act people put up to impress strangers and how exhausting it is to be talking to people and have none of it is real. Talking about the song Orla said; “I wanted the heart of the song to feel like you’ve separated yourself from the group and cut away all the chaos around you, only to be left with your own voice.”
More Like You is available on all platforms, you can check out the video below.