Friday, December 16, 2022

"R U REALLY OK" IS OUT


"Die dritte Single der Künstlerin Fraeulein Astrid „r u really ok“ ist ein Song über das Ankommen. Das Zuhause und die Rückkehr. Sowohl im eigentlichen, als auch übertragenen Sinn. Eine Suche nach der scheinbar verlorenen Beziehung zur Umwelt. Geschrieben im ersten harten Lockdown 2020, einer Zeit der Ungewissheit und der Reflexion, analysiert Astrid in „r u really ok“ sowohl die eigene, als auch die gesellschaftliche Identität. Musikalisch untermalt diese Coming-Of-Age-Thematik sehr prominent der Kinderchor „Frohnleitner -„ und „Übelbacher Spatzen“, zu welchem sich Fraeulein Astrid vor etwa fünfzehn bis zwanzig Jahren stolz selbst zählen durfte. Auch im Artwork kehrt die Künstlerin zu ihren Wurzeln zurück und setzt ihre künstlerische Persona in Kontext zur Heimat. Das Cover, sowie der Visualizer, zeigen Fraeulein Astrid im Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus im Glitzer des Erwachsenwerdens." 

I am very very excited to be sharing my third official single with you! I wrote this song back in 2020, but put the song away shortly after because I just wasn't happy with the way it sounded. Now, two years later, I decided to give it a second chance - I re-recorded everything, changed the arrangement, added new parts, cancelled other ones and - for the most special part - I added a children's choir. As this song deals with many topics concerning home, I couldn't have imagined a better choir than the one from my hometown; Frohnleiten. I've been part of this choir for many years myself when I was a child and I feel like kids added the last spark that this song needed. 


co-produced by Felix Paschke & Fridolin Krenn 
mixed by Fridolin Krenn 
mastered by Mathias Garmusch 
special thanks to Barbara Herzog-Drewes and "Frohnleitner Spatzen" & "Übelbacher Spatzen"



lyrics:
R u really ok 
I was just wondering 'cause it doesn’t look that way 
Do you feel the same
About the world’s weight on your shoulders 
Expectations of 
How you’re supposed to look and act 
Wanting to be different 
But also wanting to fit in 

I am back 
In my old home 
Because I lost track of where I’m from 
The world just kept spinning 
And everything is going too fast 
I am back 
To face myself 
Because I lost track of where to go 
The walls are getting closer 
And everything is going too fast 

R u really ok 
I was just wondering ‘cause we’re going through a lot 
Do you feel the same 
About not wanting to disappoint your folks 
Expectations of 
How your future has to look 
Wanting to be different 
But also wanting to fit in 

I am back 
In my old home 
Because I lost track of where I’m from 
The world just kept spinning 
And everything is going too fast 
I am back 
To face myself 
Because I lost track of where to go 
The walls are getting closer 
And everything is going too fast 

going too fast

Friday, July 8, 2022

MY 2nd SINGLE "I DON'T WANNA" IS HERE!

 

I can't believe it

my second single "I Don't Wanna" is out!

big big thanks go out to Fridolin Krenn for co-producing and mixing the song, to Mathias Garmusch for mastering and Felix Paschke for recording the drums and supporting me aaaaall the way <3

I wrote this song back in December 2021 when everything felt like too much, but not enough at the same time. I was torn between the max of emotions. A constant fight of being insanely happy and terribly sad. I tried capturing this feeling in the sound of the song - a feeling like drowning in emotions, everything building up and up until everything eventually crashes and you end up being alone with all these emotions. 

Writing songs has always helped me putting my feelings into words. Right after I wrote this song, I quit my job, university and cancelled the contract of my flat. Nothing more to say haha

We shot the cover/visualizer at the beginning of this year, when we spent 1,5 months in Tenerife, which was my first stop of getting out of Austria after feeling trapped for quite a long time. With all this rona bullshit, I wasn't having the best time back home. It felt like all of the fun parts (like going to concerts, playing concerts, going on parties,...) were taken away from me but I still had to work and live a "normal life". That all got to me until I eventually quit everrrrything.


"I Don't Wanna" is a song for everyone who feels everything at once. About dealing with these emotions. Not just running away. But actually acting and doing something about them.

lyrics:

I don’t wanna fall in love anymore

What’s the use in looking for

Someone who cheers up my heart

When they only play a temporary part

I don’t wanna fall in love anymore

 

I don’t wanna care anymore

What’s the use in searching for

A better version of myself

Who I’m pretending to be happy with

I don’t wanna care anymore

 

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

 

I don’t wanna rush anymore

What’s the use in waiting for

More time to come my way

When I run out of time anyway

I don’t wanna rush anymore

 

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

 

 

I don’t wanna stay anymore

What’s the use in going for

Something that makes you feel sane

When everything just stays the same

I don’t wanna stay anymore