Findlay unveils new single “The End of the World”, alongside its accompanying self-directed, Wes Anderson and 70s cookbook inspired music video. The singer and songwriter’s new release comes ahead of her upcoming new album “The Last of the 20th Century Girls”, due for release on May 13th, 2022. In partnership with Kartel Music Group, the album will be available on CD, black and coloured vinyl, plus exclusive bundles via Findlay’s official store.
In “The End of the World” Findlay continues to effortlessly meld upbeat alt-indie, psychedelia and pop sensibilities to craft an intimate dream world in which her clever songwriting twists wry humour and heavy subject matter. Watch the video below.
Written at the start of the pandemic, “The End of the World” was Findlay’s light-hearted way to deal with a deeply existential and lonely time. “I think it was just my way of coping with a world that felt completely surreal and out of my control”, she says. While exploring her nihilistic side through the depths of her vivid imagination, the self-directed music video sees Findlay “facing the prospect of the imminent end of the world”, she explains, unbothered by what’s about to happen, she counts down the days to the end of life on earth and throw a party for herself. Shot in 4:3 Aspect ratio, drenched in retro aesthetic with props and settings created by Findlay herself, and full of hidden messages and an easter egg to be discovered, the visuals prove that Findlay is not just the epitome of ‘DIY musician’, but a multi-disciplinary artist with nuanced directorial flair.
“The End of the World” follows the release of previous singles including breezy alt-indie cut “Life is but a Dream”, self proclaimed “creepy banger” the “Strange One” and the 80s-inspired “Night Sweats”, with the latest being championed by BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins who called the track an “absolute jam”. Throughout the rest of the upcoming album Findlay explores the weight of her own evolving identity and the depths of her vivid imagination. Self-described as a “late coming of age story”, drenched in nostalgia, melancholy and the kind of strange experiences only a misunderstood millennial could have.
With the help of some of her closest friends, “The End of the World” and the upcoming album see technological prowess across the board, with production and mixing by French multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer Jules Apollinaire (Black Honey, Sophie And The Giants, Suki Waterhouse) – who is also Findlay’s bandmate in TTRRUUCES – and MPG awards winning mixing engineer Caesar Edmunds (Foals, PJ Harvey, St Vincent, Beach House), with mastering by five-time Grammy Awards winning engineer Antoine ‘Chab’ Chabert (Daft Punk, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sebastien Tellier).
Pre-order “The Last of the 20th Century Girls” here.
1. Life is but a Dream
2. The End of the World
3. Night Sweats
7. Strange One
8. The Parisienne
9. Not If You Were the Last Honey on Earth
10. In Love Again
11. Somehow, Someday
13. The Last of the 20th Century Girls
14. Wave Attack