London three-piece Girl Ray have returned with a new single titled ‘Give Me Your Love’. Out now via Moshi Moshi, the 7-minute track was produced and mixed by Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard and Al Doyle at Relax and Enjoy, London. Check out a music video for the song, directed by longtime collaborator Alex Cantouris, below.
“We worked on this song with Al Doyle and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip in their studio off Brick Lane in London,” Girl Ray’s Poppy Hankin said in a press release. “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.”
Of the video, Iris McConnell and Sophie Moss 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’ is Girl Ray’s first new music since the release of their second album, Girl, in 2019.