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Half Waif returns with new single "Orange Blossoms"

26 January 2021, 15:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Half Waif, real name Nandi Rose, has returned with her first new single of 2021, "Orange Blossoms".

"Orange Blossoms" marks Half Waif's first new release since last year's The Caretaker album, and will appear as the A-Side on a 7" vinyl arriving next month.

The new track is teamed with a stunning Kenna Hynes-directed video.

Nandi Rose says of her new release, "I wrote "Orange Blossoms" soon after finishing The Caretaker, and in some ways, it feels like the next chapter in that story. In the fall of 2019, I found myself taking care of someone close to me who was struggling with addiction, and as a caretaker often does, I internalised that immense pain and took it on as my own. It's paralysing, to feel so powerless when trying to help someone you love. The song came out like an incantation, a desperate plea to be rescued from wrestling with everything. But it unfolded into something more resolute as I refocused on the task of taking responsibility for myself and my own life. The song touches on a phrase that kept coming back to me at that time, which was: 'no one's going to do it for you.' You can help and be helped, you can love and be loved, but salvation is your own to seek and claim."

The two-track 7" vinyl being released next month will also include a track called "Party's Over".

Half Waif's "Orange Blossoms" track is out now. The 7" vinyl will be released 24 February via ANTI-, and is available to pre-order now.
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