Girl Ray have returnd with a new track, ‘Everybody’s Saying That’. Lead singer Poppy Hankin co-produced the single with Ben H. Allen, and it arrives with an accompanying video directed by Alice Harding. Watch and listen below.
“The lyrics on this single were inspired by the straight-to-the-heart simplicity of the disco greats,” Hankin explained in a statement. “I wrote it while missing my partner while on tour in 2020, and it plays on themes of new love and self-doubt. Musically we took reference from the nu-disco resurgence that seemed to be taking off in 2020, in particular from the likes of Kylie Minogue (Disco), Jessie Ware (What’s Your Pleasure?), Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia) and Róisín Murphy (Róisín Machine). We were really inspired by all of these women re-imagining disco.”
Of the video, she added: “We met Alice, the director, while we were all working in a coffee truck on film sets over the pandemic. Alice is the special kind of person you can put total faith in and know she’ll make something amazing, so when she agreed to direct our video we were beyond excited. We wanted the video to have an emphasis on atmosphere and colour rather than narrative to fit in with the feel of the song, which Alice achieved wonderfully. Lyrically the song is about longing, and even though it was filmed in Slough, the video has pure Hollywood vibes thanks to a hugely talented cast and crew, and countless favours that Alice managed to pull in. We hope you enjoy it.”
‘Everybody’s Saying That’ marks the London three-piece’s first new music since 2021, when they released the Hot Chip-produced ‘Give Me Your Love’.