girli Announces Sophomore Album “Matriarchy” & World Headline Tour





Alt-pop icon girli has announced her second studio album, Matriarchy, to be released 17th May, 2024. 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 cultural figure.

girli launches the announcement with the release of galvanizing new single ‘Nothing Hurts Like A Girl’, a gleaming pop diamond forged out of post-breakup despair. “No one knows me better, nothing gets me wetter,”girli sings, celebrating the intensity of queer female love and desire in her own inimitable way. 

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.”

Alongside the release, girli reveals that she will be embarking on a world headline tour in 2024, kicking off in the US in February and hitting the UK and Europe in May and June, including a date at London’s iconic Heaven venue on 20th June. Tickets go on general sale Wednesday, 15th November, 10amlocal time at Fans who have pre-ordered the album will have access to the pre-sale on the earlier date of Monday 13th November (10am local time).

girli’s new era launched in September with the release of what is now revealed to be the album’s title track. ‘Matriarchy’, the single, is an unapologetic “massive middle finger up to the homophobic, transphobic, misogynist, patriarchal society we live in”, and a bold and beautiful portrayal of being in love with a woman and the female gaze. Diverging from the traditional sound that you might expect from the cerise-haired punk-pop chameleon, ‘Matriarchy’ is a statement of intent, showcasing girli’s evolution, diving further into the pop soundscape.

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.

Milly Toomey (AKA girli) has been on an explorative journey of self-discovery, only to conclude that she can’t be boxed in. Her power is her vulnerability. Her courage is deep-rooted in years of self-reflection, feeling misshapen and not feeling as though she belongs. The North London native will forever use her platform to forge a new femininity, one that is bold and unrestrained. The new music comes fresh off the back of girli’s 2023 EP ‘why am I like this?’, which includes previously released singles, ‘Cheap Love’, ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and ‘I Really F**ked It Up’.

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