Indonesian indie rock/power pop trio Grrrl Gang have shared their new single “Better Than Life” alongside an accompanying video.
The song features on their upcoming full-length debut album, Spunky!, scheduled for release on September 22 via Green Island Music/Kill Rock Stars. Pre-order your copy here.
The band’s signature raucous energy, coupled with guitarist/vocalist Angee Sentana’s emotive and attitude-filled vocals, promises to deliver an impactful musical experience.
“Better Than Life” is a track that delves into Sentana’s struggles with a mental disorder. Edo Alventa and Angeeta Sentana wrote the song, which poignantly portrays Sentana’s ongoing efforts to embrace this aspect of her life as something “normal,” even though there are moments when she feels overwhelmed and trapped in an “unhealthy” body and mind, seemingly with no escape in sight.
Sentana’s acceptance of her situation tends to lean towards a more cynical and defeatist outlook rather than a positive and healthy one. In her own words, she shares, “Being diagnosed with any mental disorder is not a nice thing to have. I’m still in the process of accepting it as a ‘normal’ part of my life, but there are times when I would feel super down about it.”
The video, directed by Bathroom Girls, is part of a continuous movie, with this one being the last chapter. Amidst a bustling house party, an introverted girl seeks validation among her peers. Intoxicated, she’s dancing aggressively on her own amongst the crowds. She decides to just have fun on her own like never before and she doesn’t care about her surroundings anymore. She just wants to be free. This is the only way that she could feel such feelings.
Watch it below.
1. Birthday Blues
2. A Fight Breaks Out At A Karaoke Bar
3. Rude Awakening
5. Cool Girl
6. Better Than Life
7. Tower Moment
8. Mother’s Prayer
9. Blue Stained Lips
10. The Star
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