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Orla Gartland Field 2023

Orla Gartland returns with new single "Kiss Ur Face Forever"

02 August 2023, 11:34 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

As premiered last night by Jack Saunders on Future Sounds on BBC Radio 1, "Kiss Ur Face Forever" marks Orla Gartland's return.

"Kiss Ur Face Forever" is Gartland's first single since the release of her 2021 top ten debut album Woman On The Internet.

"I wrote Kiss Ur Face Forever with Tom Stafford (my co-producer on my first smash-hit album Woman on the Internet) and my best friend Lauren Aquilina. Lauren and I live together and have been friends for 10+ years, since we were both tiny baby popstars," Gartland says. "We had never written together up until this point - I'm such a fan of Lauren's songwriting that I'd always been too nervous to ask - but it finally happened and unsurprisingly it was so fun and felt almost effortless to write with someone who knows me so well.”

"This song is about being in love and split down the middle by it – on one side excited and energised, the other side cynical and withheld. I really love the erratic guitars and the urgency of the drums in this track - hearing the intro literally gets my heart rate up," she continues.

Gartland’s 2019 song "Why Am I Like This?" soundtracked a pivotal scene in hit queer coming-of-age Netflix series Heartstopper, which saw the song take on a huge new life amongst fans new and old, reaching the number one sound on TikTok in the UK.

She is currently also in new band FIZZ alongside longtime friends dodie, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown: a project with fun and friendship at its heart, and has recently featured on singles with the likes of Half-Alive and Cavetown.

"Kiss Ur Face Forever" is out now.

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