Orla Gartland has released her newest single More Like You today, the 13th of January. The upbeat folk-pop track 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 insecurity.
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,” explains Gartland.
“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 be reals. 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 out now on all platforms.