EDIE Smashes Illusions In New Single 'Cool Girl' And Announces Debut EP 'unsaid'

Jul 5, 2024 12:00 AM
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Centuries of young women trapped in gendered expectations and idealised perceptions scream out through Perth/Boorloo artist EDIE’s latest single and music video ‘Cool Girl’, out Friday, July 5.

EDIE’s signature edge and cutthroat lyrics have resulted in eyes on her, earning her acclaim from the likes of Tone Deaf, Music Feeds, Pilerats, Triple J, Triple J Unearthed and much more.

With the release of 'Cool Girl', EDIE is also announcing the release of her highly-anticipated debut EP 'unsaid', dropping on Friday, August 9. Speaking on the 5-track EP, EDIE states:

"This body of work explores all the things unsaid and all the things I never got to say. It deals with heartbreak, anger, and sadness, covering all the stages of grief over a breakup. It’s a personal glimpse into my own journal where I overshare with brutal honesty."

Before that though, in this rock-pop ballad that is 'Cool Girl', EDIE takes a knife to the expectations placed onto her by the men in her life, the desires they have for her to be that "cool girl". Through grungey guitar and addictive refrains, this song rips at the hand-stitched seams with emotion and is the culmination of years of frustration and centuries of gendered expectations. This song is the manic pixie dream girl striking back, shaking off the branding of ‘not like other girls’.

The music video expands on this concept, featuring EDIE as the ‘Cool Girl’ across the centuries:  a mediaeval darling, a regency-era debutante, a TV-perfect housewife, and finally, at the end of the video, herself. A man watches these idealised women on the screen as their real nature bleeds out into the reality around him, commenting on the unattainable nature of expectation.  EDIE describes the ‘Cool Girl’ phenomenon as,

“From my experience in the dating world - men desire someone "chill" (which really means excuse everything they do and be okay with it). I wanted to show my frustration and anger towards this idea!”

EDIE’s biting new single ‘Cool Girl’ is available on Friday, July 5, followed by her debut EP 'unsaid' on Friday, August 9.

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EDIE, photo credit: Stephanie Senior
EDIE, photo credit: Stephanie Senior

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EDIE smashes illusions In new single 'Cool Girl' and announces debut EP 'unsaid'. 'Cool Girl' out Friday, July 5 and debut EP 'unsaid' is out August 9.

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