Following the enormous support for her recent shared singles ‘cool guy’ and ‘paul blart mall cop’fast-rising indie bedroom-pop artist girlhouse (aka Lauren Luiz) has now released ‘the third ep‘, showcased by the new single ‘facetime after sex‘.
Arriving in the wake of her two standout collections in the last eighteen months, ‘the girlhouse ep’ and the second ep’which have since gone onto garner more than ten million streams combined, ‘the third ep‘ sets to see the girlhouse break out of her formative shell and embark on a bolder and more expressive direction. Blending a mix of alt-pop and lo-fi indie-rock textures throughout, her music to date has been a bold and captivating example of her ever forward-thinking approach to songwriting.
Speaking about the new EP, she said, “I split this ep in two acts. The first act follows the euphoria of avoidance, doing everything to detach from all feeling while playing house. The back half is meant to snap you into reality with darker sounds and themes, I talk about losing friendships not only to death but also to the flow of life, and I try to be more vulnerable with the person I love and ask them straight up , “please don’t stop loving me”. The theme of this ep is really about coming to grips with reality and the growing pain that comes with it. I hope you like listening to this train wreck as much as I liked writing it :)”
The collection’s latest single ‘facetime after sex‘ perfectly encapsulates the sweet and compelling sound ‘the third ep’ is all about. While inspired by an awkward dating phase in her early twenties, she returns to that point in her life with humour and wit to deliver one of the EP’s most heartwarming cuts.
Adding about ‘facetime after sex’, “I wanted FaceTime after sex to feel as nostalgic as this story is for me. My early 20s were filled with lots of searching for love on the apps (tinder, bumble, etc) right at the beginning of that kind of online dating. Wow. What a time. The types of things people used to say on dates, mostly coming from me, still haunt my dreams. I have some friends that have actually met their current partners on the apps so I know it’s not all bad but for me it was nothing but top tier awkwardness. This song is about a few men I met along my journey to get off of the apps and why I tolerated the shit that I went through.”
‘the third ep’ – Tracklisting:
1. Paul blart mall cop
2. cool guy (2nd single)
3. facetime after sex
4. miss you this time
5. atlantis is a movie
6. dont stop
Her critically acclaimed debut ‘the girlhouse ep’ and its follow up the second ep’ found support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, DUMMY, Under The Radar, WONDERLAND, The Independent, NOTION, The Independent, EARMILK, La Blogotheque, 1883 Magazine, ATWOOD MAGAZINE, and Record Of The Day. The combined EPs were recently released as a special standalone vinyl for the first time, as part of the 15th annual Record Store Day. the girlhouse eps includes an exclusive demo version of ‘a lot’, on an orange flexi disc.
girlhouse will hit the road supporting The Wrecks on their extensive US tour in June and July 2022. Tickets on sale now. Full list of dates below:
06.09 • Fresno, CA • Strummer’s
06.10 • San Francisco, CA • Cafe Du Nord SOLD OUT
06.11 • San Francisco, CA • Cafe Du Nord 2nd show added!
06.13 • Seattle, WA • The Crocodile LOW TICKET
06.14 • Portland, OR Helocene SOLD OUT
06.16 • Salt Lake City, UT • Soundwell
06.17 • Denver, CO • Gothic Theater
06.18 • Lincoln, NE • Bourbon Theater
06.20 • St. Louis, MO • Delmar Hall
06.21 • Indianapolis, IN • Old National Center
06.23 • Minneapolis, MN • Amsterdam Hall
06.24 • Milwaukee, WI • Summerfest*
06.25 • Chicago, IL • Bottom Lounge
06.26 • Grand Rapids, MI • Elevation
06.28 • Columbus, OH • A&R Bar LOW TICKET
06.29 • Buffalo, NY • Rec Room
06.30 • Albany, NY • Empire Underground
07.01 • Asbury Park, NJ • Asbury Lanes LOW TICKET
07.06 • Pittsburgh, PA • Thunderbird Music Hall
07.07 • Washington, DC • Black Cat LOW TICKET
07.08 • New York City, NY • Music Hall of Williamsburg LOW TICKET
07.09 • Boston, MA • The Sinclair SOLD OUT
07.10 • Philadelphia, PA • Foundry SOLD OUT
07.12 • Charlotte, NC • The Underground
07.13 • Charleston, SC • Music Farm
07.14 • Orlando, FL • Beacham Theater
07.15 • Atlanta, GA • Terminal West
07.16 • Nashville, TN • Basement East
07.18 • Dallas, TX • Granada Theater
07.19 • Austin, TX • Antone’s LOW TICKET
07.21 • Phoenix, AZ • Nile Theater
07.22 • Los Angeles, CA • Regent Theater 2nd show added!
07.23 • Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater SOLD OUT