Postergirl, a multi-skilled artist from London, UK, furthers her reputation as a great composer and musician by engaging listeners with her amazing narrative skills.
Entering her hypnotic world, listeners are taken to otherworldly places, where the songs go beyond mere words to evoke powerful feelings and portray vivid pictures.
Postergirl’s compositions are driven by a thorough investigation of the ephemeral aspect of existence, depicting everything from the quiet morning to the frantic last dash against the background of a busy city at night. Postergirl’s captivating melodies and sensitive lyrics expertly negotiate the ups and downs of the human experience, providing windows into the transience of life.
Postergirl unleashes the ferocious spirit of the furious goddess inside us all to create alternative art pop in the vein of artists like Phoebe Green, July Jones, and St. Vincent. Her most recent EP, “Engine,” is a demonstration of her skill in combining honest, introspective words with an expressive, angular atmosphere to create an unforgettable listening experience.
Postergirl explores the inner workings of the systems that allow her to keep going despite the turmoil of life in her “Engine” EP. She delves into the mysteries of the human condition by focusing on escapism, hedonism, and spirituality, ultimately finding comfort in their mutual permeability. Postergirl’s music creates vivid settings that encourage the listener on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.
Postergirl’s creative approach relies heavily on teamwork, as seen by their cooperation with Al Wade on the smash hit tune “Operator.” Postergirl’s trademark sound is incorporated throughout this hypnotic tune, which is essentially a request for heavenly intervention. David Marvelly (Corvax) created and produced the accompanying film, which adds an intriguing visual layer to the intense aural experience.
Postergirl’s creative abilities are limitless; she mixes genres, creates immersive soundscapes, and mesmerises audiences with her capacity to make them feel something with her work. With each new offering, she further solidifies her reputation as a creative storyteller capable of spinning stories with profound emotional impact.
Enter Postergirl’s beautiful universe, where art pop is given depth and emotion is given free rein. Take a voyage of self-discovery and reflection, guided by her entrancing melodies and thoughtful words. Postergirl is a musical treasure; her originality will grab you and take you to uncharted territories.
Could you tell us about the creative process behind “Operator”?
It’s been a long process – I started the demo in May of last year. I found a pretty chaotic and stress-inducing synth loop (the one in the intro) and flowed off the back of that for the rest of the demo.
I’m listening to the demo now actually, as a refresher! It’s crazy how far the production has come since. I started working with Al Wade on the production around August time, we really didn’t rush it at all and he added so much class to the track, totally smashed it in terms of letting the production go where it naturally wanted to.
He didn’t try to squeeze it into a ‘genre box’, he just completely got my vision and ran with it.
What inspired you to create “Operator”?
Playing around with Logic was a form of self-soothing at the time that I wrote ‘Operator’, so I didn’t even expect it to turn into a song. Life-altering change had just hit me like a freight train and I remember feeling a bit lost and pissed off that I was being pushed from pillar to post. Just felt a bit existential, like I’d been ‘ghosted’ by the universe.
You’ve undoubtedly developed a unique sound and style to fit into your musical journey, how does it showcase your growth and artistic evolution?
When I was younger, I tried to slot myself into the industry by imitating what I was into at the time.
It was a good learning curve but nothing ever took off, because it wasn’t authentically me. Without wanting to sound pretentious, I think P0STERGIRL is really the essence of a lifetime’s worth of influences mixed with a heavy dose of sounding however the hell I want to.
Can you share the underlying message or theme that you wanted to convey through “Operator”?
Yeah – I mentioned feeling like I’d been ‘ghosted by the universe’ earlier and I think that can kind of apply to ghosting in the dating world too. Really the general theme is frustration at a lack of communication, however, you’d like to interpret it.
Also, my ex-partner heard the demo and told me “It’s not a single”, so naturally I made it my debut single just to be petty. I think it’s funny! So that’s an additional underlying message to do your own thing and not let anyone deter you from making a decision that you feel in your gut is right for you. (I and the ex are fine though – see ya at Wilderness, bud!)
How do you envision “Operator” resonating with your audience, and what impact do you hope it will have on listeners as this has the potential to become a fan-favourite. ?
No clue – It gets my friends moving when I play it to them though. They haven’t quite got the lyrics down yet (“Operator, muh-muh-nah-nah-dah-duhhh” etc.) but that’ll come with time! If all it does is trigger a little jig, I’m happy with that. I just hope it brews up a bit of excitement for the next singles.
Do you have any exciting plans or projects in the pipeline? Can you give us a glimpse into what the future holds for your music?
Yeah, I mean there’s tons of stuff happening. I’ve got another three singles lined up after this, followed by an EP, and an EP release gig to be announced over the next few weeks. Got some sick supports lined up for that gig as well, but I’m keeping my mouth shut on that for now.
How do you navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with being an artist in today’s competitive landscape?
Oh shit. Good question. I don’t really navigate them, I just blindly trudge through them. I used to get really wrapped up in how challenging it all was but realised recently that acknowledging the difficult nature of the industry only slows me down.
The thing is, if you really love music, you’ll make it anyway. If you don’t have cash, you’ll learn to produce stuff yourself or build a solid network of mates who’ll help you out in exchange for beers.
Ultimately, it feels like consistent output is the only way to really break through the noise these days. You gotta back yourself up and just keep going.
Are there any other musical genres or styles that you are interested in exploring in your future releases?
I’m really into heavier music recently (revisiting my emo phase), so that’s influencing the new stuff I write.
Also, I’m really lucky to have the sickest bandmates known to mankind (shoutout to Sam, Pines, and Cam!) and they don’t know this yet, but I might rope them in to help me out with the newest bits.
It’s going to require shreddy guitars, filthy basslines and smashing drums by the bucketload. But you’ll have to wait until next year for that.