Let’s Eat Grandma greet 2022 with “Happy New Year”

Let’s Eat Grandma greet 2022 with “Happy New Year” Photo by El Hardwick.  

Let’s Eat Grandma have shared “Happy New Year,” the third single from their third album, Two Ribbons, which drops April 8 via Transgressive.

The British duo of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have been traveling to the bounciest realms of bubblegum pop and back since they dropped their debut LP, I, Gemini, in 2016. “Happy New Year” is a celebration of friendship — the highs and lows, the fighting and reconciliation, the growing apart and coming back together that occur in every healthy partnership, romantic or platonic. Walton elaborated on the track’s significance in a statement:

I wrote “Happy New Year” after a breakdown between us that lasted for a long period of time, to communicate to her how important she is to me and how our bond and care for each other goes much deeper than this difficult time. I used the setting of New Year as both an opportunity for reflection, looking back nostalgically through childhood memories that we shared, and to represent the beginning of a fresh chapter for us. I’d been struggling to come to terms with the fact that our relationship had changed, but as the song and time progresses I come to accept that it couldn’t stay the way it was when we were kids forever, and start to view it as a positive thing – because now we have been able to grow into our own individual selves.

The song comes with a highly produced, tennis-themed music video that stands in contrast to the blurry visuals for the record’s lead single, “Hall of Mirrors,” and the wholesome, muted treatment for its title track. Watch it below.