From busking on the streets to sold out tours, UK-based dark pop artist Hannah Trigwell released her vulnerable new pop hit “Polyester Pictures” available everywhere now. This is the third track from the singer’s upcoming 9 track album.
This sophomore record will be following her successful debut album, Red, which hit number 4 on the Malaysian album charts. Trigwell has also garnered attention from Billboard and the independent, with regular features on prime Spotify playlists like New Music Friday.
“Polyester Pictures” captures a feeling that his hard to face: growing up. Especially when you are in your twenties and thirties, people get engaged, have babies, or are still living with their parents. Trigwell reminiscences on the good times and acknowledges the pain of remembering losing touch with old friends.
The song has an indie pop sound that has taken influences from groups like MUNA and singers like King Princess and Tove Lo. “Polyester Pictures” experiments with the highs and lows of a naked verse and an electric, grooving chorus. The thoughtful production ends the song abruptly, the listener could interpret this as the feeling of how quickly we are launched into adulthood. Whether we’re ready or not.
When asked about the inspiration for the song Trigwell shares, “I wrote Polyester Pictures with my best friend and producer Ben Matravers, about finding it hard to accept that we weren’t kids anymore. This song talks about moments that seem insignificant, but they become magnified over time; ‘clutching the patterns on your bed, those cheap polyester pictures I will never forget’.”
Check out Hannah Trigwell’s new single and look out for her upcoming sophomore album!
Written by Katie Power
Photo Credit: Andrew Benge (photo) Sophie Ogden (Edit)
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