‘Here Comes My Baby’ is the latest single to be released from ‘Funland’, the forthcoming second solo album by New York City-based English singer-songwriter Coyle Girelli. Described by Rolling Stone as “a dreamy piece of dark indie rock”, it is a heart-rending song with a woozy guitar motif that Girelli himself thinks of as “a turquoise-sea-green-coloured-washed-out-shoegazer feeling ode to a lover, celebrating being lost in her and how she anchors you, even in the midst of the craziness all around us.”
Placing it in context to ‘Funland’, which was written during an enforced absence from the city during the pandemic, he explains: “I had a running playlist that I listened to nearly every day while I was writing and I think it influenced this song. Some of the main ones on there were Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Hamilton Leithauser, Cigarettes After Sex, The War on Drugs, Big Thief and Bruce Springsteen.”
Girelli has previously commented that “throwing myself back into writing helped me through what was an anxious moment for everyone and helped make sense of a world that felt out of control. New songs came to me pretty quickly and I coped with the great uncertainty of that period with something I can rely on and turn to at any time – writing music that embraces life: the joy, the pain, the quiet and the chaos.”
In regard to the album title, he states: “‘Funland’ was a concept I had been kicking around before I started writing. A nighttime place of escape, debauchery, vice and pleasure. I wrote the songs while holed up in the woods in Vermont as the pandemic raged and the concept took on a whole new meaning as the New York City I was missing got entwined with this other mythical place that I had created in my mind and it became ‘Funland.'”
‘Funland’ is scheduled for release on 25th February 2022.
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