South London auteur, Heartworms has revealed her new single “Retributions Of An Awful Life” alongside an accompanying music video.
The track features on her upcoming debut EP A Comforting Notion, set for release on March 24 via Speedy Wunderground. Pre-order it here.
Speaking about the “Retributions Of An Awful Life” music video, created with Niall Trask and Dan Matthews, Heartworms says:
“The song itself lyrically is deeply unsettling, I wanted it to come alive in action. I had an idea of being kitted up in full militaria of no specific regiments, in black and white, putting my body through cold water and wet mud. This was stepping outside my comfort zone because I’m not a skilled swimmer; deep water frightens me immensely, especially when cold and in full military gear.“
“Not many artists/bands I know have done something this raw. I didn’t want to go for a fancy video with pretty dancers or lovely wallpaper plastered with an airbrush filter – I wanted to imbibe a new pain, bring to life punishment, fight fears while abiding relentlessness with my friends by my side. To have put my body through something I found frightening just for the art… there’s something exhilarating about it.“
Despite “Retributions Of An Awful Life” being only her second official single release, Heartworms has been a much buzzed about name on the live circuit in the past year.
Backed by a full live band, Heartworms’ performances are a masterclass in poise. On stage, her projection is the very antithesis: we see an artist who is big, powerful, in total control.
A Comforting Notion EP Tracklist:
- Consistent Dedication
- Retributions Of An Awful Life
- A Comforting Notion
- 24 Hours