The track was debuted as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record.
‘War with America’ is the latest single from Gretel Hänlyn, coinciding with the announcement of her upcoming international tour across Europe and the US. Produced by Charlie Andrew who has worked with the likes of Alt-J and Wolf Alice, the track is full of frustration and pent up energy in equal amounts.
“War With America’ is about my trip to LA this year,” Hänlyn says of the single. “I was 20, had never been away from home and went away for 6 weeks to stay with friends and write music out there. My friends knew everyone and were older and more mature, they had different and luxurious ways of living and impressive knowledge on niche subjects…I knew I wanted to belt the chorus, after so many suffocating and internalising social interactions I just needed to be able to scream something out.”
Following the success of her Head of Love Club EP, the London-based musician is currently working on her debut album. At just 21 years old, Hänlyn is looking to push boundaries in the right direction, giving representation through her lyrics and guitar craftsmanship.
Autumn/Winter 2023 Tour – tickets available here
22 Sep – Reeperbahn festival, Hamburg, DE
14 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Live At Leeds, UK
23 Oct – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NE
24 Oct – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
26 Oct – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
28 Oct – Botanique, Witloof Bar, Brussels, BE
31 Oct – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK
01 Nov – Village Underground, London, UK
02 Nov – YES, Manchester, UK
03 Nov – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
07 Nov – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
09 Nov – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10 Nov – Baby G, Toronto, ON
11 Nov – Schubas, Chicago, IL
14 Nov – Rickshaw Stop (Pop Scene), San Francisco, CA
15 Nov – Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
Photo Credit: Will Reid