West-London based rising star Unflirt today returns with her new single ‘Stains’. The track lands off the back of her honeyed debut EP Bitter Sweet as well a recent stretch supporting beabadoobee on the EU leg of her tour. You can catch Unflirt live at All Points East festival on August 28 where she’ll be playing alongside HAIM, Girl In Red and Snail Mail.
Written by Unflirt and co-produced alongside Mack Jamieson (Stormzy, Mahalia), ‘Stains’ is a confessional indie-pop missive about self-awareness, personal growth and breaking free from negative thoughts patterns. It lands alongside a DIY, collage/scrapbook inspired video directed by Alex Budgen that feeds into her diaristic approach to songwriting.
Speaking on the track, Unflirt explains: “I wrote stains about the realisation that I was self sabotaging myself, and that these destructive patterns that I had been keeping were essentially the reason I kept getting upset! These patterns almost feel addictive, so I guess the song is about me coming to this realisation and figuring it all out. It’s also about how these patterns affect the people in my relationships, and trying hard to not make things worse!”