SUDIE NEW RELEASE: GREASE
Have you ever heard the voice of an angel? If your answer is no, then you haven’t listened to any of Sudie’s songs before. Every release by Sudie hypnotizes us into another dimension and when you hear her inspirations, it starts to make sense why. Sudie has blessed us with another new release, “Grease,” where she shares the story of a toxic relatonship disguised as a romantic fairytale, uncoincidentally, like the rom-com classic “Grease.” It may sound like a modern day tale but there’s something rawly futuristic about this project. We are so excited to peel back the layers and dive deep into everything that went into the making of “Grease” with Sudie herself!
THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH YOUR SONG “GREASE”? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?
SUDIE: “Grease is the first single from my forthcoming concept album ‘Doldrums End.’ We follow the protagonist throughout the journey of realizing they’re in an abusive relationship, getting out of it, the recovery, aftershock, bargaining, reconciling, dating again, etc. Grease is a moment in time when the protagonist is in a moment of cognitive dissonance, knowing something is wrong here in the relationship but feels paralyzed to leave. Going back in time and rethinking how the protagonist got themselves in this situation in the first place – knowing deep down that their lover doesn’t treat them right, but falling in love like they do in the movies. It was a trick. The moment realizing that they’d started an addiction to a twisted and toxic relationship/person. It was a drug for them.”
THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LYRIC OF THE SONG? BREAK IT DOWN FOR US!
SUDIE: “‘turn up the stereo
wish that you could go
up in the air like the end of Grease off to another planet
with a lover that doesn’t treat you right’
I love this visualization. It felt like this in the relationship, the abuser wants to isolate them, wants to make them feel like they have no one, but they do it in a way where it feels like they have to because no one understands their love. Like the end of grease when they fly off to wherever in the car.
‘Too late now cuz you’re still a coward’- The protagonist is talking to themselves here. They know it’s too late, they’re in too deep. The abuser tears them down, makes them feel like they’re nothing without them – they wouldn’t find love or be treated better with anyone else. They’re starting to feel despair – they already feel like they’re stuck in a hopeless situation.”
THE HONEY: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR RELEASE?
SUDIE: “I’m just overjoyed that I’m able to start sharing this project. I moved to Mexico City at the end of 2021 where I wrote and recorded this album over the course of the next year. I am so proud of the work I’ve created with my most cherished collaborators. I am so happy to have this song out in the world. It was a very fun song to create. I started the whole thing with experimenting with the laugh at the beginning putting filters and effects and panning it. And it sparked the chord progression and the lyrics. It flowed out really quickly and easily.”