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Girl Ray Share New Single + Video For “Give Me Your Love” – Produced by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard & Al Doyle

May 28, 2021
Girl Ray photo credit Alex Cantouris

Girl Ray

Share New Single “Give Me Your Love”

Produced By Joe Goddard & Al Doyle from Hot Chip

Girl Ray today share their new single, “Give Me Your Love”, a 7 minute+ electronic odyssey recorded, produced and mixed by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle from Hot Chip, at Relax and Enjoy, London. The track, out now via Moshi Moshi, is the first new music from the London three-piece, comprising Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell and Sophie Moss, since the release of their critically acclaimed second album, Girl, in 2019. The accompanying video was directed by long term artistic collaborator Alex Cantouris. 

Poppy said the following about the track, “We worked on this song with Al Doyle and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip in their studio off Brick Lane in London. We had one day left with them, so thought we’d unearth an old demo of a slightly house-leaning song I’d been working on a few months before. It had a really loose structure but the feel of the chords was good so we decided to try fleshing it out. It was a really long day filled with a lot of playing around with the mountains of synths that fill their studio. Sections became longer… steel drums were added (along with some wonky backing vocals) and eventually it started taking shape. With all the awfulness of 2020 in our heads – it was important to us that it sounded optimistic and hopeful; a song for future summers where people can dance and enjoy music together once again.

About the video, Sophie and Iris added: “We teamed up with our good friend and amazing director Alex Cantouris for another intricate and somewhat ambiguous love spectacle. Though this time we thought that 8 minutes of us acting would probably be unwatchable, so decided to get some professionals involved to deal with the main plot. What started off as a story about a woman having fun at a party, somehow soon turned into a romantic take on Midsommar, without the death and magic mushrooms. A queer Midsommar Night’s Dream if you will. We had the best time making it, and discovered a new found love for the Kent countryside (even though one of the shoot days was literally the windiest day of the year).”

Give Me Your Love pulls the audience into a world that emerges with it’s bright textures and crisp angular tone, a piercing tone that intensifies as the composition digresses further into its innovative journey. This complex track continues to build and build throughout its journey, providing this immersive rhythmic creation. Deep electronic textures exude this powerful hypnotic charm bouncing from the formidable structure.

Meanwhile, the dreamy vocal notes touch on some real emotions and raw affections within the intimate, reflective lyrics. The abundance of percussive elements against the honest lyrical values continues to twist and turn throughout and provides this bold contrast to the plentiful landscape. Intimacy resonates within the vibrant and moving atmosphere. This is ruly a pulsating number beaming with sweet melodies and this enthralling jolt of energy.

Girl Ray have just dropped one of their biggest, broadest and boldest tracks of their career.

Girl Ray will play live at a handful of festivals this year, including End Of The Road. Dates are as follows:

Ypisrock Festival, Sicily, Italy – 7th August

Doune The Rabbit Hole, Scotland, UK – 15th August

End of The Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK – 3rd Sept


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