Exploring the difficulties of adolescence, “Young” is an anthemic track that sonically continues GIRLI’s path towards the pop music she grew up listening to. With layered synths, nostalgic lyrical observations and a characteristically catchy chorus, “Young” sounds like energetic electro-pop from the future. Before release, GIRLI curated a Spotify playlist to help her fans guess the name of the single.
Speaking on the track, GIRLI says “Young is about growing up and feeling like they taught you life wrong in school. It’s about feeling lost and directionless and confused but soldiering on and trying to live life to the fullest through all of the madness.”
After releasing a string of successful singles from the ‘Hot Mess’ EP, followed by writing sessions in Los Angeles, GIRLI has taken on a more mature alt-pop feel. GIRLI’s last single “Day Month Second” received great support from radio, with Lauren Laverne, Elton John and Annie Mac playing the track on their respective radio shows. Continuing to maintain her socio-political opinions and characteristically honest vibe, GIRLI recently spoke on sexuality, gender and music for Adwoa Aboah’s empowerment platform Gurls Talk and she performed at the #FreePeriodsProtest outside Parliament last year.
GIRLI takes her unmissable live show nationwide next month – including a headline date at London’s iconic gay nightclub Heaven. Tickets can be bought on DICE or Golden Voice – full tour dates below.
Saturday 22nd September – MTV Gibraltar Calling, Gibraltar
Saturday 20th October – The Mash House, Edinburgh (14+)
Sunday 21st October – Community Room, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (14+)
Monday 22nd October – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham (14+)
Tuesday 23rd October – Heaven, London (14+)
Thursday 25th October – Patterns, Brighton (16+)
Friday 26th October – The Loft, Southampton (14+)