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gglum Unveils Poignant Breakup Anthem “Eating Rust”

Debut Album The Garden Dream Due Out March 27 via Secretly Canadian

Feb 28, 2024
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Emerging London songwriter gglum, the stage name of Ella Smoker, unveils “Eating Rust,” the latest captivating single from her forthcoming debut album, The Garden Dream, arriving March 29th on Secretly Canadian.

“Eating Rust” is a testament to gglum’s songwriting chops, weaving intimacy and atmosphere into a powerful, yet understated, breakup anthem. The track showcases her ability to capture raw emotion with subtlety, proving that less can be more when crafting a truly impactful song.

Smoker says in a press release that it “was the first song I made while writing the album that felt like it summed up the album’s sound for me. It’s all about a period of my life where I was desperate for one person’s love and approval which I would never get (yet I’d keep on trying anyway). It’s about what inspired the dream that inspired the album.”

She also shares some insights into the album: “At the time of writing it, I was having so many nightmares, just straight-up graphic and disturbing stuff. I think it was my subconscious telling me I had shit I needed to deal with, a lot of the mistrust I’ve had since I was a teenager. It was weirdly good timing, because I’m at a point in my life now where I’m actually pretty happy, and am in a good place to look back.”


The Garden Dream Tracklist:

1. With You
2. SPLAT!
3. Late
4. Pruning 1
5. Pruning 2
6. Easy Fun
7. Glue
8. Second Best
9. He Laid His 97’s Neatly By The Door
10. Honeybee
11. Do You See Me Different? (Feat. Kamal)
12. Eating Rust
13. The Garden Dream

gglum UK Tour Dates:

30.03: Headrow House, Leeds
18.05: Get Together 2024 Festival, Sheffield
25.05: Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
26.05: Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham

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