Dubliners Soda Blonde are gearing up for the release of Small Talk on July 9th via Velveteen Records, and today they’ve shared a new single, “Holy Roses.”
With captivating, cyclical guitars and stunning, rollicking vocals, “Holy Roses” is an infectious song that you’ll find yourself revisiting again and again. Thematically, “Holy Roses” sees Soda Blonde seeking closure and moving on from rejection, and its anthemic chorus serves as a moment of true catharsis.
“So many of us use rejection as fuel to justify stagnancy or living in the past,” Soda Blonde explain. “Holy Roses provides me with some closure and I feel it’s one of the most important tracks on the album. I am directly addressing the people in my past who have hurt me in this song. The Rose is symbolic of war and the fleetingness of life and death. It also represents the fall of Christianity, which I compare not only to our country’s dying Catholic status but to the oppression I felt throughout my own personal and worklife. ‘Holy Roses’ is the moment of reckoning for me, in all respects. I’m letting go of the people who have hurt me and my oldway of living.”
Listen to “Holy Roses” below.
“To put it simply, Small Talk is about life in our 20’s,” frontwoman Faye O’Rourke explains. “Every part of us is in here, both subliminally and literally. Lyrically, this record is like a collection of my flaws and insecurities. They’re lingering awkwardly by the bar at a crowded social gathering, waiting to integrate with the wider world.”