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Tiny Ruins Shares Reflective Single 'School Of Design'

Tiny Ruins Shares Reflective Single 'School Of Design'

Friday 23rd November, 2018 1:59PM

Tiny Ruins aka Auckland-based songwriter Holly Fullbrook has unveiled 'School Of Design', the contemplative latest single from her forthcoming third studio album Olympic Girls, set to release in early February. The song spins a richly detailed narrative articulating Fullbrook's thoughts and sensations as she explored an ancient learning institution while travelling overseas, complemented by delicately arranged instrumentation courtesy of live bandmates Cass Basil, Alex Freer and Tom Healy. Fullbrook opened up about the ideas behind 'School Of Design' in a statement...

“The lyrics came from a real experience where I did find myself wandering around an empty design school in a foreign city while on tour. That's where the imagery of the fresh white paint on the walls and the 'archives' comes from, as that's what I saw there. I wrote the song maybe two years later. You draw from experiences to articulate other feelings, other thoughts...a cinematic image that you know well is used to give life to something else, another feeling altogether.

It’s a song about systems, about the confining nature of systems, and wanting to find a new way. It was written quickly, and I loved the guitar part from the get go, but I resisted its lyrics for a while - I felt it was too similar to another song of mine - “Me at the Museum, You in the Wintergardens” which is also about an institution, and about escaping from regimented regime. But in the end, I became happy with it.”

'Olympic Girls' is out on Friday 1st February via Ursa Minor (NZ), Milk! Records (AU), Ba Da Bing (U.S.) and Marathon Artists (UK / EU).


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