Polly Mackey's second album, Soft Landing - due in August 2023 - is the culmination of Art School Girlfriend's contemporary artistic testament. It represents a tonal shift and tenure in a much more contented and philosophical state of being. The title presented itself to her through the frequency illusion: a turn of phrase thrown up in overheard conversation, and mentioned on the news.
'Soft Landing' showed up to strike me when things were falling into place,' Polly says. 'I was at that typical moment when you're leaving your 20s and realising you don't have to work towards this concept of future happiness. Going to the pub with your mates can be the ultimate. Lying beside the person you love, watching the sun come in, can be it