Australian performer Groovy Daughter has just unveiled her 2020 lead single, “HARSH”, a meditative ballad on the push and pull of self-criticism and self-acceptance.
“HARSH” tackles the deep-rooted self-criticism that has become commonplace among millennials in an era of social media dependence and industry doubt.
Fronted by Canberra art-pop icon Nicole Wilde-Carr, Groovy Daughter has built an unparalleled reputation for immersive soundscapes and relentlessly vulnerable live performances. December marks the release of Groovy Daughter’s latest single “HARSH”. Drawing inspiration from emerging neo-soul stars Syd and Arlo Parks, “HARSH” is a stark change of course towards a warmer, trip-hop inspired sound.
Talking about the song, the artist states: “I have always struggled with being too self-critical. It took a lot of introspection, but now I’m at a point where I know I don’t always have to trust that negativity. I feel like this song shows that introspection, and the little conversations I’ve had with myself that’s got me to the happier place I’m at today.”
2019 saw Groovy Daughter reach new heights, landing a series of high-profile shows with Slum Sociable, Thandi Phoenix, and Groovin the Moo. In the wake of the 2020 pandemic, Groovy Daughter doubled-down on her emotionally captivating live performances with a series of online shows, culminating in a performance on the Isol-Aid line up alongside Camp Cope, Alex the Astronaut, and Courtney Barnett.
Hot off the heels of these successes, Groovy Daughter teamed up with fellow Canberra icon Citizen Kay to write and produce “HARSH”, the first step in her imminent rebirth.
You can listen to the track here: