LISTEN: girlhouse – ‘loaded gun’

A lush, lo-fi bedroom-pop tune lamenting the painful realisation that you’ve become something you never wanted to be, Portland-born Nashville-based musician girlhouse has shared her latest single ‘loaded gun’. Lifted from her debut record the girlhouse ep, which is set for release on 14th May, the track reflects on a traumatic time in girlhouse aka Lauren Luiz’s life, but it rings out with an earnest charm.

“This song is about the moment when I recognized I inherited bad behavior and wanted to take control of my future,” Luiz explains. “It’s about inherited trauma and the bummer of becoming everything you said you never would. I feel like forgiving people from your past for abuse or neglect that happened to you when you were young and vulnerable is SO important to start forgiving yourself.” By contrasting the track’s tough context with her catchy riffs and tentative vocal delivery, Luiz sheds new light on a taboo subject in an accessible and refreshing way.

“This new EP follows my story of landing in LA and finding out exactly how ignorant I was to the real world,” Luiz continues. “Whether that be relationships, men in general, career, sex, friendships, or battling mental illness and dealing with trauma, it all felt new to me.” Pushing forward with her simultaneously modest and confident new outlook, Luiz’s intuitive indie-pop tunes provide a sweet moment of respite from the harsher elements of life.

Listen to ‘loaded gun’ below.

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Kate Crudgington

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