- 25 Mar 20
Shaefri’s brand new single ‘Girl’ introduces a bold expansion on her acclaimed alt-pop. It pairs the music of her unique Irish/Egyptian heritage and electronica with hypnotic vocals, alongside an important empowering message.
‘Girl’ is inspired by the #MeToo movement, but deals in the personal as much as the political. Produced with Traxx, it is built on a twitchy tabla beat while also planting one foot on the dance floor.
Regarding the single Shaefri says, “It’s been happening for a long time; I don’t know one woman, of any age, who hasn’t been harassed or worse; just thinking about the scale of the problem is almost too much to take in.”
“With ‘Girl’, Traxx and I both knew straight away that we’d found something special. It had all the sonic elements I’d wanted, but it sounded natural. Plus it was a song that had something to say.”
‘Girl’ is the first taste of new music from Shaefri since the release of her critically praised debut EP Cracks in 2017. The EP explored the dark side of love and had several of its songs, notably lead single ‘Pixelate’, played on Amazing
Radio, Radio X and RTE.
Where Cracks was intimate, raw and atmospheric, its lyrics delivered as though revealing secrets, ‘Girl’ is brightly-textured and addictively melodic, favouring more straightforward story-telling, brisker beats and real instruments.
Listen to 'Girl' below.