“Do You See Me Different?” By gglum ft: Kamal

gglum, announces her debut album The Garden Dream, will drop on March 29th via indie stalwart Secretly Canadian. The album follows previous releases Weak Teeth (2022) and once the edge has worn off (2021). Ahead of the album’s release Ella Smoker AKA:gglum has shared “Do You See Me Different?” ft: Kamal.

“At the time of writing it, I was having so many nightmares, just straight-up graphic and disturbing stuff. I think it was my subconscious telling me I had shit I needed to deal with, a lot of the mistrust I’ve had since I was a teenager. It was weirdly good timing, because I’m at a point in my life now where I’m actually pretty happy, and am in a good place to look back.”

In learning how to open up to herself, gglum ended up finding a kindred spirit in producer Karma Kid (Maisie Peters, Shygirl, Connie Constance), pushing past her natural bedroom-pop introversion to find joy in the process of collaboration.

Lead single “Do You See Me Different?” is intimate and atmospheric, “about the confusion, chaos and deflation you feel during a difficult relationship,” Smoker explains. She’s also shared the instantly memorable “Glue,” a song about “the desperation of wanting a broken relationship to be fixed again. Frantically scrambling to ‘glue’ things back together, but also feeling hopeless and numbing out.”

21-year old Ella Smoker first broke out with 2020’s viral pandemic-era hit “Why Don’t I Care.” Inspired by the likes of Alex G, Phil Elverum and Adrianne Lenker. “At the time I was 17, going out all the time, bunking school, feeling really rubbish about myself,” she says. “I think that’s what helped with writing a song I liked for the first time — I just started being honest. It was basically just me pouring my misery into a song, and that’s why I called myself gglum. At the time, I was just being all angsty teenager.”

The Garden
Secretly Canadian

1. With You
3. Late
4. Pruning 1
5. Pruning 2
6. Easy Fun
7. Glue
8. Second Best
9. He Laid His 97’s Neatly By The Door
10. Honeybee
11. Do You See Me Different? (Feat. Kamal)
12. Eating Rust
13. The Garden Dream

Pre-order The Garden by gglum HERE


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