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Pollyanna Blue - 'Strong Enough'

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The new single from Bristol-based alt-rock duo Pollyanna Blue, 'Strong Enough' lands ahead of their upcoming debut EP..

Recorded with Ash Scott (Memorist, Harper, Aniimalia), 'Strong Enough' serves as a reminder that despite how you feel, deep down, you are good enough and strong enough to overcome all that gets in your way. 

The song dynamically takes you through all of the real and uncomfortable emotions you could experience in this situation. Starting from the frustration of feeling stuck and hopeless, to the pivotal self reflection and desperation of wanting to feel strong enough to overcome a mental decline. The song ends with screaming fearlessly in the face of personal adversity, releasing all of the built up emotions and banishing any doubts of self worth.

Formed in the summer of 2019, Pollyanna Blue is led by Zoe Collins (guitar and vocals) and Rich Earle (Bass and vocals). Although based in different cities, the pandemic forced the band to really utilise the digital age, writing tracks back and forth online before travelling to Bristol to complete them in person.

Their name was inspired by a self help book ‘Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway’, which talks about a nickname ‘Pollyanna’, typically given to a person who is deemed overly optimistic. That ethos, blended with the waves of difficult emotions life throws at you, creates a concept of musical  juxtaposition within a 90s/00s alt rock atmosphere which sees the duo wield their self discovery, vulnerability and love of music to create something authentic and raw to connect with anyone experiencing some type of hardship. 

Following up on the April release of their latest celebrated single Stray, comes their debut studio EP 'Trials & Tribulations', recorded with Ash Scott (Memorist, Harper, Aniimalia). The title of the EP was inspired by personal and abstract experiences, from the trials of being in a band that started right before a pandemic, to the personal tribulations of battling with your own mental health.

The Bristol-based alt-rock two-piece will release their upcoming debut studio EP ‘Trials and Tribulations’ on June 23rd 2023.

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