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Released: 17.05.24





Milly Toomey releases her sophomore album as girli and it is a wonderful expression of self. Whilst the upbeat sounding electronic music ticks over pleasantly enough, it is the quality of the lyrics that are really striking. The listener is exposed to an authentic and personal exploration by an alt. pop artist who understands how to write a catchy memorable song.

Going beyond the representation of LGBTQIA+ issues are songs about relationships, sexuality, self-doubt and wellbeing. Within a single song girli is able to discuss the emotional highs and lows of relationships, overthinking the situation and the crisis of confidence that results. Combining a self-aware exposition within a fresh pop sounding framework has resulted in powerful and enjoyable conversation about identity. 


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