Premiere: HTMLflowers & Eilish Gilligan make wavy magic on new single, Spirit Double
Two of this country's bright young things make sweet musical magic on new collab.
If you're still sleeping on HTMLflowers and Eilish Gilligan in 2018 then it's time to wake up. Both artists had excellent previous years - the former released a phenomenal debut album in Chrome Halo, while the latter dropped single after impressive single, culminating in the very well-received S.M.F.Y earlier this year. And on that reasoning alone, this new HTMLflowers single featuring Eilish makes perfect sense - the fact it's so great thus comes as no real surprise. HTMLflowers offers some insight into Spirit Double: "I'm obsessed with the myth of the Changeling, a myth used to explain and stigmatise disabled children, the belief is that if your child was chronically sick or "imbecilic" it had been swapped out by a troll, goblin or mean spirited fairy of some kind while you were sleeping. People literally killed children and family members over this in the 1700s. A spirit double is a similar myth but one used to describe feeling alien to yourself. I remember working on the track and thinking about how disconnected I am from me, how the world had made me feel like a changeling, like I have this infinite and inhuman meanness in my sickly heart... I'd been a fan of Eilish's for a while and we started following each other on Twitter so I hit her up. Eilish also new about changelings and spirit doubles and felt close to the myth so she was a perfect fit for the song."
The amount of emerging talent coming out of Australia is pretty inspiring at the moment, and seeing them get together like this is like peering into a future where our music scene is dominated by diverse and exciting artists, forging their own path and making exciting new music....
Or perhaps the future is now. Check out Spirit Double below, and catch HTMLflowers performing with Oscar Key Sung as LOSSLESS every Wednesday starting tonight for the next month at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy - more info/details HERE.
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