Findlay, a British indie-rock queen released her second album ‘The Last of the 20th Century Girls’. It’s her most open, vulnerable and introspective body of work yet. Drawing upon her own personal experiences since the release of her debut album ‘Forgotten Pleasures’, the multi-skilled artist explores the complex, fully-realised themes ranging from grief and loss to the struggle of losing and rebuilding one’s confidence, through challenges and pitfalls.
The album will is comprised of fourteen tracks, including previous singles, breezy alt-indie cut ‘Life Is But A Dream’, self-proclaimed ‘creepy banger’ the ‘Strange One’ and the 80s-inspired ‘Night Sweats’, with the latest being championed by BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins who called the track an “absolute jam”. Throughout the rest of the album’s broad ethos of independent musicality and self-awareness, Findlay explores the weight of her own evolving identity and the depths of her vivid imagination. Self-described as a “late coming of age story”, drenched in nostalgia, melancholy and the kind of strange experiences only a misunderstood millennial could have.
The album effortlessly blends a diverse melting pot of breezy alt-indie, psychedelic pop, dreamy lo-fi chill, indie-rock and expansive cinematic sounds. The latter is supremely explored through Findlay’s focus on self-directing her own visceral music videos, she’s the epitome of ‘DIY Artist’, having “made the decision that the next music I released I had to own, I had to be in control and I didn’t want to ask permission or opinions from anyone else on the making of.”
Creating her own defined, no-nonsense narrative, Findlay explains,
The last few years were tough for me, navigating the death of someone close and dealing with the aftermath, then the pandemic, the lockdowns… my mental health took a big hit. I was totally burnt out. I had to work very hard on myself to get back to a place where I even felt comfortable releasing music and trying to summon the mojo that’s needed to carry a record and put it out into the world. Finishing this album was a really healing experience for me, it was great having something to work towards between all the chaos and heartache.