This 18-year-old rapper and singer had her most notorious moment (so far, anyway) when along with Rat Boy, she popped up behind Dec at the Brit Awards 2016, and the pair started gesturing at the millions of people watching the national broadcast. That moment was quite a way from the speech she made in the House of Commons aged 15 – before her hair was bright pink – where she spoke about the importance of equal access to work experience.
GIRLI’s music is a bit like both of those things – kind of anarchic, but also whip-smart. New single ‘Girl I Met On The Internet’ lands just in time for her tour as Oscar’s support between now and early October: it’s got videogame synths, big beats and bittersweet lyrics about young love.
“I wrote this tune about that illusion you have as a teenager,” she says. “All the confusion, awkwardness and sadness you have could be solved by finding one person who could be your bae and make everything OK. It’s about wanting to have a girlfriend/boyfriend to be cute with, yet ignore all the other sides of a relationship, like the shitty bits and the bits where you have to be an adult. It’s a naive song about just wanting to meet a girl on the internet and her make everything alright.” Check it out below, and see her tour dates with Oscar after the jump.
Thu 22 Bodega, Nottingham
Fri 23rd Louisiana, Bristol
Sat 24th Studio 2, Liverpool
Mon 26 Think Tank?, Newcastle
Tue 27 Hug and Pint, Glasgow
Wed 28 The Harley, Sheffield
Thu 29 Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
Fri 30 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Sat 1 The Rainbow, Birmingham
Mon 3 Patterns, Brighton
Tue 4 The Dome, London