SINGLE REVIEW: Holy Holy – Frida

It’s official, Holy Holy will be dropping their third studio album ‘My Own Pool Of Light’ on August 2. In the lead up to the big release, the alternative-rock duo have dropped an emotionally charged new single that shows a vulnerable side to their usual festival encouraged material. ‘Frida’ is named after vocalist Timothy Carroll’s daughter and explores the way that gender stereotypes are perpetuated into every day life. So, to match it’s serious note this song takes a very cinematic and serious musical direction while still holding onto their obvious alt-rock roots. 

Questioning why we install these stereotypes into children from a young age through literature, they list all the ways we still don’t have gender equality. It’s the line “Don’t you know that the world was not made for the girls but for the boys and I know its wrong, I know it’s not right” that really breaks my heart and haunts me. Because it’s the common consensus that is in society, but for some reason we are still not changing it. There are actions being made but they are still not big enough to create the impact needed and this song highlights that in a very beautiful and honest way. 

Constantly finding a way to socially lift themselves, Holy Holy have given a surprising moment which will become a favourite in their upcoming live shows. 

My Own Pool Of Light Australian Tour

Thursday 12 September – Villa Noosa, Noosaville

Friday 13 September – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff

Saturday 14 September – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Thursday 19 September – Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay

Friday 20 September – Magnums, Airlie Beach

Saturday 21 September – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville

Sunday 22 September – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns

Friday 27 September – The Gov, Adelaide

Saturday 28 September – Astor Theatre, Perth

Sunday 29 September – The River, Margaret River

Thursday 17 October – Uni Bar, Wollongong

Friday 18 October – Roundhouse, Sydney

Saturday 19 October – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday 1 November – Torquay Hotel, Torquay

Saturday 2 November – Forum, Melbourne