Track Of The Day: Girl Ray – ‘The Way We Came Back’

Following the success of last year’s debut album Earl Grey, and charming us with their sunny charisma at Green Man Festival, North London’s Girl Ray have since been receiving acclaim from the likes of BBC 6 Music, The Line Of Best Fit and The Guardian, and have now shared an infectious new single.

Written by Poppy Hankin when she was just sixteen, ‘The Way We Came Back’ is the perfect antidote to this bitter weather. Flowing with the band’s trademark smooth, swooning vocals and uptempo, jangly melodies, it oozes a sparkling, uplifting grace. As sweeping, lush harmonies glide alongside delicate refrains, it’s another shimmering slice of gentle garage-rock from the band, cementing their place firmly in our hearts.

Of the track, Sophie Moss explains:

“It’s an early, early – we’re talking pre-Earl Grey here – banger that we wanted to oil up. A plump cow that needed to be milked. It was one of the first songs Poppy wrote when she was 16 which we all found pretty impressive. Sly arrangement, good vibes here”

Watch the new video for ‘The Way We Came Back’ (fittingly filmed in below freezing temperatures on the Isle Of Sheppy) here:

Catch Girl Ray live:

10 April – Bristol, Thekla
11 April – Nottingham, Bodega
12 April – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 April – Glasgow, Art School
15 April – Middlesbrough, Wegarth Social Club
16 April – Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 April – Manchester, Deaf Institute
18 April – London, Heaven
19 April – Brighton, The Haunt
05 May – Leicester, Handmade Festival
06 May – Newcastle, Hit the North
28 July – Derbyshire, Indietracks

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Nyla Davison

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