By: Staff –
Let’s Eat Grandma – the duo composed of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and vocalists Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth – have shared a new video for “Happy New Year,” from their third full-length album, Two Ribbons, out April 8th on Transgressive. Following the title track and “Hall Of Mirrors,” “Happy New Year” is a blissful song celebrating friendship. The video features the duo embroiled in a tennis match-turned-party, the fierce to-and-fro between them representing the difficulties their relationship has faced, and the fireworks behind them illuminating a new chapter in their friendship.
Walton elaborates: “I wrote ‘Happy New Year’ after a breakdown between us that lasted for a long period of time, to communicate to her how important she is to me and how our bond and care for each other goes much deeper than this difficult time. I used the setting of New Year as both an opportunity for reflection, looking back nostalgically through childhood memories that we shared, and to represent the beginning of a fresh chapter for us. I’d been struggling to come to terms with the fact that our relationship had changed, but as the song and time progresses I come to accept that it couldn’t stay the way it was when we were kids forever, and start to view it as a positive thing – because now we have been able to grow into our own individual selves.”
Two Ribbons tells the story of the last three years from both Hollingworth and Walton’s points of view. Following 2018’s I’m All Ears, the two began to find themselves as individuals, tastes differing here, reactions jarring there. There was a time when both felt a little trapped, and needed to fight to create the space to express themselves as individuals within their relationship. Two Ribbons can be heard as a series of letters between the two of them, taking the place of conversations as they try to make sense of the rift in their relationships.