- 04 Nov 21
Candice Cathers (aka Girl For Sale) bares her truth and vulnerability throughout her new, four-track EP 'Seaspeak'.
Rising indie-pop artist Girl For Sale has released her brand new EP Seaspeak, featuring the gorgeous focus track 'Don't Ask How I Am (I'm Fine)'.
With her lo-fi soundscapes and chill-girl persona, it's easy to see why Girl For Sale is building up a loyal fanbase and garnering attention within the Irish music scene. Her debut single 'Like Me Like That' proved that Belfast-based songwriter Candice Cathers deserves a spot in the 'Hot for 2022' pack.
Hers is an indie pop penned in coastal towns and performed in cramped bedrooms. Inspired by Broken Social Scene and Maggie Rogers, her writing leans towards the confessional; a mid-20s sail towards self discovery.
Weaving vintage guitars, spacey synths and a hazy vocal delivery, Seaspeak is a rich tapestry of mood and personal reflection.
‘Don’t Ask How I Am (I’m Fine)’ explores the defiance of convincing yourself you’re fine on your own, with cynical lyrics laid against an upbeat backdrop. Produced by Gary White, the track builds layered vocals and synths, allowing the bare-all lyrics to take centre stage.
“The song was written whilst stuck in traffic, drumming on my steering wheel," Candice tells me. "I had been talking to a friend about those times you tell someone you’re fine and you know they don’t believe you but you don’t want any further questions. The lyrics cycle around, repetitive like an intrusive thought that keeps you up at night.”
Joining a troupe of intimate female songwriters making waves around the world - such as Holly Humberstone, Olivia Dean, Lucy Dacus and Baby Queen - Girl For Sale is here to stay.
Listen to 'Don't Ask How I Am (I'm Fine)' below:
Check out Girl For Sale's On Our Radar interview in the current issue of Hot Press.