Orla Gartland shares first new music of 2024 ‘Little Chaos’

Photo by Nicole Ngai
May 16 2024

PRAISE FOR Orla Gartland

“Conquering the internet might have been enough for a less ambitious artist, but for Gartland it was just the start”

Red Bull Music

“It was impossible not to immediately fall in love with Orla Gartland’s music”

The Cut

“There's a refreshing frankness to the way she describes dating an emotionally-repressed man, becoming obsessed with a friend of a friend and finding solace in the sobering reality that her problems aren't unique”


“What sets Gartland apart is her honest songwriting and her contagious energy on a live stage”

Atwood Magazine

“A varied and emotionally direct collection of alt-pop that mirrors the ups and downs of her journey, alluding to personal events without dissecting them to the point where they lose their wider resonance”

Our Culture

“Her writing captures the hard-won perspective of a life sandwiched between the online extremes of hatred and hero worship with an ironic awareness that she – like all of us – nonetheless still falls for all the snares of self-comparison”

Guitar World Magazine

“A headlong dive into twentysomething life”

The Guardian (4/5 Stars)

“Joyously defiant”


‘Little Chaos’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Orla Gartland returns with her new punchy single ‘Little Chaos’ and its accompanying video via her own label New Friends. LISTEN HERE + WATCH HERE.

The Dublin-born artist describes the track as “a love song, a giant surrendering”. We witness Orla push past an initial reluctance and attempt to fully break her own walls down – “I struggle saying just how much I really love you / You can thank my mom for that”.

Orla explains, “I think a lot about how to move through the world alongside a partner and for a long time I wanted to show up in relationships as easy-going & palatable, never taking up too much space – now I can’t think of anything worse. I can be loud, funny, clumsy, loyal, intelligent, annoying, caring, angry; this song is about showing up as all of it, all at once. I think dropping the act and showing your true self feels like the most vulnerable thing you can do. If you really want me / take as I am.”

Accompanying the release of ‘Little Chaos’ is a music video directed by emerging Danish director Anne-Sofie Lindgaard. A cinematic piece anchored in a domestic space, it furthers Orla’s exploration of self within the context of a relationship.

Three years on from the release of her acclaimed debut album Woman On The Internet, ‘Little Chaos’ marks the beginning of a new musical era for Orla, teased last year with the audacious one-off single ‘Kiss Ur Face Forever’.

To celebrate her return with new music, Orla will play three intimate headline shows in London, Bristol and her hometown of Dublin; tickets for London and Dublin sold out in minutes, followed by Bristol – full list of dates HERE.

Bold, brash and increasingly self-assured, Dublin-born, London-based artist and producer Orla Gartland ushers in a new chapter with ‘Little Chaos’. A testament to her artistic growth, burgeoning confidence and fastidious sense of independence the track is the latest milestone in this self-made talent’s journey. From career streams nudging towards a quarter of a billion, sold-out tours and festival appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude; to her Top 10 critically acclaimed self-released debut album Woman On The Internet; taking in a huge viral hit ‘Why Am I Like This,’ (700 million views and nearly 400,000 TikTok creations, and counting); and through to last year joining musical forces with longtime friends dodie, Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown to release The Secret To Life as new band FIZZ – Orla has come a long way from the 14-year-old songwriter who began sharing her creations online.

Amassing a dedicated fan-base and creative community including her notable ‘Secret Demo Club’, Orla has forged an even deeper relationship with her fans as she unveils her work-in-progress tracks, some of which have gone on to feature on the upcoming record. Her brutal honesty and pragmatic realism have always been present in her songwriting but become even more prominent when paired with the louder, more angular alternative sound Orla has embraced this time around.

Orla’s debut album Woman On The Internet charted in the top 10 of the UK Official Charts, at #3 in the Irish Album Charts and was nominated for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2021. The culmination of many years honing her songwriting and production skills, the record was praised by the likes of The Observer (“This beautifully crafted debut spans pop-punk to indie rock, with knife-sharp lyrics all the way”), NME (“a hard-won celebration of perseverance and artistic freedom”) and many more.

‘Little Chaos’ is the next step in the evolution of Orla Gartland; watch this space for more to come later in 2024.

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