In the midst of playing her first ever run of US headline shows, girli has today announced her brand new highly-anticipated EP! why am i like this?? will arrive on 12th May, and include previously released singles, Imposter Syndromeand I Really F**ked It Up, plus the unheard Inner Child. Pre-save why am i like this?? here.
Continuing on her unapologetically pop-laden path, girli has also today released her new single, Cheap Love. The trackculminates in a rapturous sing-along chorus, which is already going down a storm live! Written retrospectively by girli, the song explores the beautiful innocence of teen love and not being concerned about being materialistic. Cheap Love is the third single to be taken from the forthcoming EP, and follows in the successful footsteps of the previously released singles.
“I wrote Cheap Love about my first ever relationship I was in, when I was still a teenager. It’s about being in love on a budget; not having loads of money to take each other out for expensive dinners, or even having a car to pick them up in, but it doesn’t matter because being in love makes you feel richer than anyone else. It’s a love song to love; even if you do have the money to do those things, most of the time it’s not the cash being spent that makes it special, its actually just the time you get with that person that matters the most.”
Teaming up once again with director Kassandra Powell, girli has revealed the high-octane video. The playful and sensual visuals see the London-based artist tearing around a warehouse on the back of a motorbike, driven by her love interest.
girli’s new era-defining glam and wardrobe complement a stunning creative directed by the inspirational Fiona Garden (Wet Leg, Years & Years, Grimes and more). Milly Toomey (AKA girli) has been on an explorative journey of self-discovery, only to conclude that she can’t be boxed in. The singer-songwriterhad been questioning who she was and had put so much pressure on knowing the answer, but soon realised it’s okay to not always know. To mark this epiphany, girli wrote the music she has always wanted to release.
girli kicked off her F**ked It Up tour earlier this month, at a SOLD OUT Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. She then made stops in Chicago (also sold out) and LA, before playing showcases at the prolific SXSW. Showing no signs of slowing down, girli also supported indie/rock band Alt-J on five of their US dates. The pop songstress will shortly be working her way around cities in Europe, andwill wrap the tour up in the UK, playing Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol and finish things up at London’s Scala on 26th April. girli will be playing a slew of festivals this summer, including Mad Cool and Secret Garden Party.Full details and dates can be found below, and remaining tickets are on sale here.
“F**ked It Up” Tour
9th March: Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY, USA – SOLD OUT 11th March: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA – SOLD OUT 14th March: Echo, Los Angeles, CA, USA 15th March: SXSW, Austin, TX, USA 16 March: SXSW, Austin, TX, USA 17th March: SXSW, Austin, TX, USA 20th March: The Wiltern (supporting alt-J), Los Angeles, CA, USA 21st March: The Wiltern (supporting alt-J), Los Angeles, CA, USA 22nd March: The Wiltern (supporting alt-J), Los Angeles, CA, USA 23rd March: Fox Theatre (supporting alt-J), Oakland, CA 24th March: Fox Theatre (supporting alt-J), Oakland, CA
13th April: Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
14th April: POPUP!, Paris, France
16th April: Bike Jesus, Prague, Czech Republic
17th April: Badehaus, Berlin, Germany – SOLD OUT
18th April: Helios 37, Cologne, Germany
19th April: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
21st April: Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
22nd April: SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow, UK
24th April: Mama Roux, Birmingham, UK
25th April: Thekla, Bristol, UK
26th April: Scala, London, UK
6th May: Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, UK
6th July: Mad Cool Festival, Madrid Spain
20th July: Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, UK