TUNE Girlhood - Together
Girlhood - 'Together'
Single Focus Date: Friday 21st July 2017.
“We're keeping an eye on Girlhood for the rest of 2017. And you should do the same!” - Complex UK.
“Girlhood are very much in a league of their own with their effortlessly nostalgic, yet current sound.” - The Line Of Best Fit.
“Totally addictive, an endearingly ramshackle dance pop jammer that recalls those early ESG cuts yet re-cast in an English light.” - Clash.
After the R&B inflected pop of their first two singles ‘My Boy’ and ‘Say It’, London-based duo Girlhood have returned with their most sonically sophisticated cut yet, ‘Together’. Building on support from the likes of Radio 1, 1Xtra, Beats 1 & 6 Music, the track is a hazy blend of rare groove, Italo house and old school hip hop, purpose built for long summer evenings.
Bookended by a hyper-infectious sample, the track captures the essence of Italo house and 80s hip hop from the outset - building a rhythm with low-end heavy kicks and pitched up vocals. Singer Tessa Cavanna leads a rich blend of punchy basslines, dynamic horns and an upbeat percussive line that invokes the spirit and attitude of 90s pop jams past while bringing them firmly into the present.
The result is a robust example of UK alt R&B that sounds as driving as it is positive - fusing a mixture of styles from across the current landscape of music as well as drawing on their influences to create something bold, imaginative and maintaining Girlhood’s status as one of 2017’s fastest rising acts.