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‘Damsel In Distress’ out now from Girli

GIRLI today releases her highly anticipated EP, Damsel In Distress. 

London-born songstress GIRLI today releases her highly anticipated EP, Damsel In Distress. The 5-track body of work explores themes such as unrequited love, body dysmorphia and self-discovery. It features previously released singles Ruthless, Ricochet,Dysmorphia and More Than A Friend, plus the unheard I Don’t Like Myself.

GIRLI’s slew of new releases have amassed an incredible 4.6 million combined audio and video streams so far. GIRLI has also received support from numerous Spotify playlists including New Music Friday across several territories, various Apple Music playlists, plus radio play from the likes of Jack Saunders and more on BBC Radio 1. Listen to the Damsel In Distress EP here.

Milly Toomey (AKA GIRLI) has said of the EP release, “Damsel in Distress is a collection of songs that marks a chapter of GIRLI that I feel is my comeback. Each song represents something different I’ve battled; body dysmorphia, mental health issues, unrequited and difficult love, bad friendships. These are the distresses; I am the damsel who’s fighting them. I decided to take the old and sexist term of ‘Damsel in Distress’, an old character trope of a woman needing saving by a man, and turn it on its head. Yes, I’m struggling with some stuff and yes I need help, but I’m gonna save myself. That’s why I chose the cover art to be me as the princess with the sword. And added some Lara Croft spice to it. I’m saving myself from the burning tower, and these songs are my version of healing and fighting my way out of the shit. This is the second EP I’ve released this year, following Ex Talk in February, and it’s another chapter added into the GIRLI book. I’m so excited to tour this music and sing the songs live all around the country and then write another collection of songs and release them and keep doing that forever and I’m so hyped that my fans want to be part of that journey!

GIRLI will be heading out on a UK/IRE tour in November and December! She will kick the headline dates off in Bristol at The Lanes on 7th November, and hit towns and cities such as Cardiff, Brighton, London, Manchester and more, before wrapping things up at the Arts Club Loft in Liverpool on 3rd December. Full details and tickets can be found here.

The pop powerhouse made her long-awaited return to the stage in the Summer where she played a sold out Bush Hall in London, followed by performances at Tribeca in Manchester for Salford Pride, London’s first alternative hip hop and rock festival, ALT+LDN, plus shows in Liverpool, London, Bournemouth and a DJ set in Sheffield. GIRLI has been cutting her teeth on the live circuit over the last few years, and has played shows with the likes of Ashnikko and Declan McKenna, and festivals such as Latitude, All Points East and Truck.