British duo Let’s Eat Grandma have come bounding back today with their first new music since 2018’s excellent I’m All Ears. The new song is called “Hall of Mirrors” and comes on a wave of self discovery, as Rosa Walton explains:
“I wanted to use the setting of a fairground at night to describe the dizziness, intensity and excitement of being with a woman I had strong feelings for, and the hall of mirrors as a metaphor for discovering and exploring parts of myself that I was bringing to life. In some ways it’s reflective and almost secretive, journeying through confusing and difficult emotions, but I also wanted Hall of Mirrors to be a euphoric song that conveys clarity, confidence, and ultimately joy.”
A fairground is a place overflowing with visual sensations of colours and lights, and physical sensations of being thrown around in some kind of ride – the perfect setting for Let’s Eat Grandma’s tumultuously exciting revelations about themselves. The duo paint the setting of their newfound crush with a trance-y back bone of sprightly synths lightly bouncing over each other while a flickering tick pops underneath. Walton’s voice betrays the simultaneous bashfulness and euphoria of the moment, sounding both confident as she sings of “the spell in your eyes” but still betraying her youthful innocence as she admits “there wasn’t a girl who could make me shy before I talked you.” This heady concoction reaches its peak when she sings “you linked through my fingers and followed me into the hall of mirrors,” followed by one of Jenny Hollingworth’s joyous sax solos. Just step inside “Hall of Mirrors” and allow Let’s Eat Grandma get you dizzy with pure organic excitement.