Girl Ray have returned with new single “Give Me Your Love”, the first single since their debut album Girl released in 2019. The new single was produced by Joe Goddard and Al Doyle from Hot Chip, at Relax and Enjoy, London. The single also comes along with an accompanying music video inspired by “a queer Midsommar Night’s Dream” directed by Alex Cantouris.
Invoking those summery feel-good sounds, the and create a sound that is both optimistic and joyous. Over its near 8 minute run-time the song evolves through glittery piano chords, funky beats and washed out vocals until it transforms into its festival worthy club-like finish.
Speaking on the new single Poppy Hankin said:
“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.”
Listen to the new single below!