EP stream premiere: Gutterbawl - Eyebawl
Gutterbawl opens with an angry ode to stealing the boyfriend of a "Prom Queen." It's a ferocious, but catchy punch of what's to come; the nearly two-minute single swaggering with confidence and fun. It's the song equivalent of Kat Stratford from the 90s teen smash 10 Things I Hate About You, meaning although this song may make the EP seem gritty from the start, it's actually filled with a lot of vulnerable tenderness. The EP, out May 14 on Crafted Sounds, displays a raw honesty; whether it's a recognition of feeling a little lost ("Better Than Me") or raising hell in the process of moving on ("Don't Wash My Hands"). Finding yourself, the process of escaping from events or emotions that weigh you down is no easy task, and Eyebawl is a reminder that no matter how tumultuous the events of life may get, you can totally get through them, even when it requires some anger.
And as singer Erin Shiva explained to TGE, Gutterbawl is a release of personal significance: "Some of the songs on this EP are about events that took 10 years to process. That life is like an escalator moving in both directions simultaneously, thus you never know what's coming or going. The only option is to battle your demons head-on and always find some fun in looking forward to the insane mystery that is the future!"