Song of the Week: Orla Gartland – “Did It To Myself” | Review

Orla Gartland delivers yet another introspective banger with her brilliant new single, “Did It To Myself.”

The Irish singer-songwriter has already proven her chops as a songwriter since her debut, releasing beautifully crafting folk-pop songs from her debut EP, Roots, to more current “I Go Crazy” and her brilliant EP, only released in May, Why Am I Like This?

“Did It To Myself” doesn’t disappoint on the songwriting front, but also pushes her production into new, genre-bending territory.

Don’t get me wrong, this track is pop at its core, but running through it are elements of synth and indie that push and pull the song in and out of influences that get deeper and deeper as we get further into the song. Then we get to the rousing bridge and the final chorus where the rockier side of the song finally comes out in full glory – even if it’s only for a few seconds.

“You said answer honestly/And I went with option B/I lost you and you lost me/I can’t shake it off”

Gartland’s vocals are as beautiful as ever, gliding above the drums and atmospheric vibes of the track.

The great thing about this song is that the songwriting and production work hand in hand, as we learn more from the lyrics, the more the production gives – it doesn’t just show all its cards by its first chorus.

I for one am fully here for this harsher sound Gartland (who is influenced by Marylin Manson) is playing with.

Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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