“Ladybird” By NewDad Is A Tender Indie-Rock Ode To Romantic Longing
Galway four-piece NewDad first crossed our path earlier that spring with their lovely single Slowlyand they haven’t slowed down ever since. Following their debut EP Waves back in March they are now readying a follow-up to drop in early 2022. Ladybird is a first teaser from it and the melodic and lush indie-rock gem was indeed inspired by the great, 2017 Greta Gerwig film of the same title. NewDad leader Julie Dawson explains the track’s origins: “I wrote the song after watching the film ‘Ladybird’, the chord progression reminded me of the Dave Matthew’s song that’s played throughout the film so I initially named it after that, so ‘Ladybird’ was just a working title. I then wrote the lyrics about the difficult part of relationships and the struggle we sometimes face when we’re away from someone and the fears and anxieties we have about what they’re doing or if they’re okay, I realised this coincided with the relationship between the mother and daughter in the film so the title ended up being pretty fitting. It’s about the give and take in any relationship really and about the struggles of being away from someone you care about.” The really cure music video underlines the notion of the song in a very gentle way and it’s another argument to keep these folks on your radar.