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GGLUM: 5 SONGS THAT INSPIRED 'SPLAT!'

SPLAT! is out now!

Image: Finnegan Travers.


London-born artist gglum has dropped her new single, SPLAT!, marking her first release since signing with Secretly Canadian. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY five songs that inspired her latest single.


"SPLAT! was just me splurging a bunch of feelings I had around a complicated relationship, where it feels like nothing really happens and no one makes a move but you’re constantly thinking about it,' Smoker explains. 'I wanted to capture the emotional chaos of teenage desire and the intensity of your feelings when you’re still learning how relationships work. The song really expresses all the ways I felt but in a very disordered way bouncing between raw feelings, rationalisation and angry outbursts." gglum shares.



THE GLOW PT. 2 BY THE MICROPHONES

I’ve always been massively inspired by the guitar sounds from the Microphones project. Really blown out and distorted nylon string guitars scratch a mental itch for me that nothing else can quite reach.



2048 BY MICHAEL CERA

We wanted to recreate the sounds and vibe of this song in the outro of SPLAT! with that kind of spinning percussive melody and harmonics. It really feels like it propels itself and keeps the song moving (I also love Michael Cera’s music, like his cover of Clay Pigeons)



RUNNER BY ALEX G

Karma Kid and I were listening to Alex G’s latest album ‘God Save The Animals’ a lot around the time we made SPLAT!. I can’t quite figure it out exactly what it is but Runner by Alex G makes me think of SPLAT! (it might just be I relate it to the period of time we made the song haha)



SK8TER GIRL BY AVRIL LAVINGE

I wanted to adopt Avril Lavigne’s mentality of “Rock[ing] oot” and “Go[ing] nuts” and Sk8ter Girl is that all over.



ARE YOU HIGH? BY BAD SOUNDS

I’ve only just realised this because I haven’t listened to this song since I was 15 but I have a feeling the shouted “SPLAT!” vocal was unconsciously inspired by the shouted “Yes” vocals in Are You High? By Bad Sounds. Take a listen and let me know if you hear that too or if I’m overthinking it.



SPLAT! is out now!


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