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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Today, the unapologetically honest electro-pop firecracker girli announces her eagerly awaited sophomore album, 'Matriarchy,' set to release May 17th 2024. The album will prove to be a disarmingly vulnerable reflection on heartbreak, understanding one's own definition of womanhood, queer identity, and the ways these intersect, all while boasting the UK-based artist's signature snarl and infectious blend of in-your-face bravado and fizzy pop confection. The record feels like a rebirth for the celebrated, multi-faceted artist, as she further explores her sound and takes the reins with full creative control, truly cementing her place as a cult figure and ambassador for the next gen of LGBTQIA+ music.
Adding to the excitement, girli is preparing to embark on a world tour next Spring, with stops in New York, LA, DC, promising an electrifying experience for her global fan base.
In conjunction with this announcement, girli dropped her latest single "Nothing Hurts Like a Girl," along with a provocative and adrenaline-pumping music video that offers a candid portrayal of the highs and lows of relationships. With a cheeky swagger that fits perfectly alongside its fluttering synth production, girli recounts the all-too-relatable meteoric rise & fall of a whirlwind relationship; the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
Of the track, girli said: "'Nothing Hurts Like a Girl is about the first time a girl broke my heart, and how it stung like no other heartbreak had ever stung before. This song is about my experience of sapphic relationships, their intensity, the higher highs, but lower lows. The love is deeper, but the heartbreak hits harder. It's both wonderful and terrible at the same time." Watch "Nothing Hurts Like a Girl" below:
'Matriarchy' showcases an artist entering a new phase of individuality and empowerment; learning that the only mold you need to fit into is the one you carve out for yourself.The album's title track, "Matriarchy," was called "a fresh era for the outspoken cult heroine" by Clash, and serves as a rebellion against the male gaze and a fitting mission statement for an album that will rewrite the book on artistic reinvention.
People Magazine featured girli on their 2023 list of Emerging Artistsspotlighting her love of writing about mental health, exploring her queer identity, friendships and more. In the past she has earned praise from the likes of NME, Refinery 29 & Bustle. girli's passions have always migrated beyond music and she continues to use her platform to ignite conversations around feminism, sexuality, identity and mental health, opening up topics that most have always shied away from. Representation matters more so now than ever, and girli is ready to rewrite the rules.
'Nothing Hurts Like A Girl' Tracklist:
Be With Me
Nothing Hurts Like a Girl
Lose My Cool
Crush Me Up
Out of Breath
Made to Break
Kind of Stuck
Feel My Feelings
girli 'Matriarchy' Dates:
Thurs, February 22 -Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Fri, February 23 - Austin, TX - Parish
Sun, February 25th -Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Tue, February - 27th - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
Thu, February 29th - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Fri, March 1st - Washington, DC - The Atlantis
Amelia Toomey, professionally known as girli, is a singer-songwriter from London, England. Through her pop-punk and electric sound, she has released multiple singles and EPs. girli's debut album 'Odd One Out' was released in 2019. Under record label AllPoints, girli releases music about female empowerment, queer relationships and mental health. In 2021, single "More Than a Friend" was released and has since amassed over 53 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2023, People Magazine nominated girli as one of their "Emerging Artists" features. She was also a performer during SXSW Music Festival's LGBTQ+ showcase of artists. girli's sophomore album is to be released this year with an anticipated world tour.