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Approved: Girli

By | Published on Thursday 12 November 2015


I probably shouldn’t start by admitting that a big motivation for covering Girli here is that I think it’ll annoy a lot of you. But, hey, I’ve done it now. And anyway, I suspect it’s at least partly why she makes the music she does. Actually, I already decided against writing about her once before because I thought she was ‘a bit much’. But then the video for ‘So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya’ turned up and I still found the track strangely charming.

Any article on Girli will mention one or more of the following: Daphne & Celeste, PC Music, Kitty [Pryde], Brooke Candy, J-pop, Hello Kitty, and some sort of sugar high-related quip. And there they all are in mine now. Good, we can move on.

She told Noisey recently that she wants to “make pop music that actually says something”. And underneath all the surface artifice she does, if in a slightly earnest teenage way. But there’s plenty of humour in what she does too, poking fun at other teens as much as the people who might patronise her in the way I just did.

Girli’s music is something different, and both she and it stand out among the tsunami of new artists fighting for your attention. You might find her annoying now, but I think she might hit upon something really great that changes your mind not too far down the line.

Here’s ‘So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya’: