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New Single ‘Love Past Him’ from Galia Arad

September 24, 2021

Galia Arad delivers another heart-achingly beautiful single Love Past Him (23/09) written, recorded and produced in her Stoneybatter home, during one of the many Ireland lockdowns. The perfect follow up from recent successful single Lion’s Den – this new single is an emotionally-charged, powerful anthemic ballad, with hints of Britney Spears inspired pop writing.

Galia Arad made a welcome return to the Irish music scene earlier this year, and is a true Midwestern girl at heart. Being a recent guest on Panti Bliss’ iconic podcast ‘Pantisocracy’, as well as appearing in Irish Times ‘What’s Hot’ list, RTE 1’s Recommended Playlist as well as being selected as one of Today FM’s coveted #CeolForTheSoul spots – she is a truly talented performer and songwriter.

Although Galia feels weird writing a bio in the 3rd person, she’s heard that it looks more professional. Two of the best days of Galia’s life were playing Royal Albert Hall and Kew Gardens, doing support for Jools Holland, so you can be sure Galia has been also bragging about that. In 2018 alongside her Irish musical friends Bono, Cathy Davey, Loah and the rest of Street Lights, she recorded the Irish charity cover ‘Homeward Bound’ and is known for catching the attention of one of her music idols, Shane MacGowan (The Pogues), who wrote the liner notes for her sophomore album “Ooh La Baby“, and who also features throughout. She was raised in Bloomington, Indiana where her heart always is, but moved to Dublin in 2018 where her heart also is. (She has a big heart, or so she says to her three boyfriends.) She’s kidding about the boys – she thinks bio writing is awkward and just wants to break the ice by making jokes. Galia will change this bio tomorrow and learn to act more confident and professional, hopefully also by tomorrow.

Love Past Him is a sequel to the song I Must Have Misunderstood, a song about reckoning, and losing hope. Love Past Him is the step that comes after that, and contains vivid imagery that expresses how violent this stage of heartbreak can feel. Titled after a gorgeous typo in a friends whatsapp group, instead of typing “we are here to help you move past him.”, the friend wrote “we are here to help you love past him” – and thus the title was born.

Her performances are unforgettable, and she is truly an astounding performer as well as a “fucking good songwriter” (according to guitar legend Marc Ribot), which has taken her to great heights including past performances at Glastonbury Festival, Royal Albert Hall and Kew Gardens, as well as Irish staples at 3Arena and Convention Centre (opening for Jools Holland), National Concert Hall and Roisin Dubh (supporting Jack L), and Dublin’s infamous Ruby Sessions. Her music online has garnered nearly half a million streams, with little or no publicity team around her.

Off the back of her hilarious Hot Press Y&E series, and returning to live shows – don’t miss her headline show in Dublin’s Button Factory on Sep 28th (tickets nearing sold out…!)

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