• Muzik First


Last November, British synth-pop duo Let's Eat Grandma, consisting of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, announced their upcoming third studio album, “Two Ribbons." From the album, the duo released the third single called “Happy New Year,” which is a genuinely happy track, with actual firecrackers entering at three-and-a-half minutes and lines about the joy of having a clean slate while keeping nostalgia tucked away in your back pocket. “Sparks in the sky until we meet the sunrise,” Walton sings, “then see the year come into bloom.” “Happy New Year” is rooted in Walton and Hollingworth’s lifelong friendship, with childhood memories that date back to a kindergarten class. The nostalgia here runs deep — summertime days spent in gardens, igloos built-in snow, and bubble baths in swimsuits — but the synths prevent the mood from sinking, even when the duo analyze a recent rift in their friendship. “I’d been struggling to come to terms with the fact that our relationship had changed,” Walton said of the track. The song comes with a highly produced, tennis-themed music video that contrasts the blurry visuals for the record's lead single, "Hall of Mirrors," and the wholesome, muted treatment for its title track. Their upcoming third studio album, “Two Ribbons,” will be released on April 8, 2022.