As his previously released singles “Morning” and “Down To Earth” can attest to, George Gretton is an artist completely unphased by uncomfortable truths — instead melting them into kaleidoscopic soundscapes that act as the audial equivalent of a warm hug. Wrapped in sentimental reflections of the mundanity of life, George Gretton unveils his highly-anticipated EP, “Ordinary Life”: a spellbinding encapsulation of everyday struggles and anxieties. Comprised of five soul-soaked tracks, “Ordinary Life” takes listeners on a journey through Gretton’s own pondering — as relatable as it is philosophical.
In his own words, Gretton explains, “‘Ordinary Life’ is a collection of tracks about my relationship with the boring mundane stuff that I do and feel every day. It’s also about returning to ordinary life from the pandemic and really struggling to re-adjust, and also hating the idea of living a regular, uneventful and uninspiring life. Each tune is a different take on this, for example ‘Morning’ is about depressing runs of days where you don’t do anything or go anywhere. You do nothing and it makes you feel even less motivated and even more sorry for yourself. It can be such a vicious cycle.”
From the hard-hitting lyricism and moody undertones of “Morning” to the euphoric melody of “Down To Earth”, the EP flawlessly demonstrates George Gretton’s cataclysmic range in just five tracks — coming just in time to get us through the often-painful comedown of summer’s end.
To stream the full EP now, head below…