GIRL RAY SHARE NEW SONG “WHERE AM I NOW”
TRACK AND VIDEO PREMIERED TODAY BY BROOKLYN VEGAN
“TROUBLE” 7″ RELEASED 25TH NOVEMBER 2016 ON MOSHI MOSHI SINGLES CLUB
Girl Ray have shared “Where Am I Now,” the b-side to the BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted single “Trouble.” The song and video premiered today on Brooklyn Vegan, who said “The group, all still in their teens, make sophisticated, melancholic indiepop that recalls Cate Le Bon, Electrelane, and Dolly Mixture, and both sides of the single — “Trouble” and “Where Am I Now” — are terrific.”
Poppy Hankin: “The song is about being in a really low and difficult place, and finding that even as you try to come out of it, the thought and pressure of happiness as a final destination can sometimes be scary and overwhelming in its unfamiliarity.”
The distinctive black and white visuals, directed by Rita Maria Conry, are a modern take on an old girl group video and feature the four band members singing into their own bedroom mirrors and making up dance routines.
“Girl Ray have known each other forever so I wanted to show that through their looks and glances and private jokes,” says Conry. “I took inspiration for the split screen from the layout of images in magazines, which also adds to the contemporary vibe.”
Last week, the band were live in session from Maida Vale, performing four songs down the line for Marc Riley’s BBC Radio 6 Music show. Listen back to the show via the BBC iPlayer.
Girl Ray are north London teenagers Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell, Sophie Moss and Emily Craste. The band are currently working on their debut album which is slated for a Spring 2017 release. “Trouble” (paired with “Where Am I Now”) is Girl Ray’s first physical release is due out via Moshi Moshi Singles Club on 25th
“Trouble” video https://youtu.be/2j07UM7wTLQ
“I’ll Make This Fun” https://youtu.be/WwwMVfEaCHw