GIRL RAY: LATEST SINGLE ‘GIRL’ AHEAD OF TOUR AND ALBUM RELEASE
GIRL RAY SHARE VIDEO FOR THEIR LATEST SINGLE ‘GIRL’, THE TITLE TRACK FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM, GIRL.
North London trio have shared their latest expertly crafted pop single, ‘Girl’, the opening and title-track from the North London band’s upcoming second album, Girl, released on 8th November 2019 via Moshi Moshi. The accompanying video (above), directed by Crusoe Weston, sees the three-piece drive along the English coastline in a vintage convertible enjoying those British summer vibes – the kind of vibes we’re longing for now. ‘Girl’ is the second track to be shared from the record, following ‘Show Me More’.
Singer and guitarist, Poppy Hankin, spoke of the track:
Well what’s it about? An intense crush where you lose all reasonable brain thoughts and can’t conceive why the hell things shouldn’t work out in rom-com style perfection. This one is for you to roll the windows down to on those hot hot hot summer days. Blast it loud blast it proud.
The track was recorded at Electric Beach Studios in Margate, with Ash Workman, and is a delightful, sun-kissed tribute to the band’s love of pop and R&B. Comprising of Poppy Hankin, Irish McConnell and Sophie Moss, the trio’s realisation that their most listened to playlists were just pure pop music kickstarted a new era for the band. When Poppy began experimenting with writing songs on a computer using keyboards, a collection of shimmering, foot-tapping, sparkling pop bangers poured out. With this new set of songs, Girl Ray have been brave enough to completely change their sound rather than play it safe, yet still remain unmistakably themselves – it’s Girl Ray, but with added synths.
Having just been added to BBC Radio 6’s Playlist, ‘Girl’ sits comfortably in the B-List – a track that you’ll be hearing more of as we eagerly anticipate the release of the album in just over a week.
Girl Ray have a plethora of gigs coming up – supporting Metronomy on their tour in the upcoming weeks, and a headline tour starting in Birmingham on the 18th February 2020. You can check out their dates below, and grab tickets here.