Rubberband Girl has shared new second single, Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, alongside a video from director Jack Wiles.

The track marks the follow-up to Rubberband Girl’s debut single South Suburban Weekend.

Founded and fronted by Caitlyn Scarlett, Rubberband Girl picked up praise for the debut single.  The track marked a fusion of indie-pop, acid jazz and trip-hop.  Now, Star in A Reasonably Priced Car pulls in soulful vocals, a country undercurrent and pop.  The lyrics explore Caitlyn Scarlett’s experiences of the music industry and pressure to fit in with trends.

She explains, “I wrote ‘Star In A Reasonably Priced Car as a country infused, ironically poppy, complaint about the highs and lows of being a modern songwriter. It’s about finding yourself becoming a vehicle for other people’s dreams and ideas, and being subject to constant critique and pressure. Despite being the creative backbone of the music industry, we writers are often undervalued and separated from our musical own identities. The title is in reference to a segment on the now cancelled show Top Gear, which was my childhood dream to appear on.”

In the accompanying video, Caitlyn Scarlett stars as a taxi driver carrying around a series of different characters.  She ferries around girls on a hen night, sports lads, eccentric middle-class characters, a banjo player and an over-enthusiastic bedroom producer.

Caitlyn wrote Star In A Reasonably Priced Car with her regular collaborator and producer the Grammy, BRIT and Ivor Novello award winner Jonathan Quarmby.

Caitlyn Scarlett made the move from a small village in Berkshire to north London when she was just 17-years-old.  She quickly made a string of influential connections including Little Simz at music college.  During lockdown, she put together the project which has become Rubberband Girl.  The band takes on influences from Caroline Polachek, Mitski, Lorde, Tame Impala, Lily Allen, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell.