Following on from their standout performance at End Of The Road festival earlier this year, Girl Ray are now capping off their 2021 with a very special single.
Their new cover of the Sophie Ellis-Bextor classic 'Murder On The Dancefloor' comes accompanied by a brilliant new video, directed by Poppy Hankin, with all proceeds from the track donated to Hackney Night Shelter.
Speaking about the new offering, they said, “'Murder On The Dancefloor' has always had a special place in our hearts - it was forever etched into our memory when a few years back at a post-show karaoke session in Bristol, I over-excitedly shoved the microphone to Iris’ lips when it was finally our turn to sing, chipping her front tooth in half for the remainder of the tour. Since then it has of course remained our karaoke song, and a favourite at our DJ sets. When we were looking for a song to cover for this year’s festival seasons, it seemed a natural fit. It became one of our favourite parts of our live set, and we thought it would be only right to record it in honour of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s truly perfect pop song.”
While adding about the new video, “We've always wanted to work together in an office; I think we're secretly middle-aged office workers at heart. None of us have been to an office party but they sound really fun so we decided to recreate one for our video. It felt like 'Murder on the Dancefloor' is the sort of song that would go down really well at an office party. Poppy seemed really excited about her new "gimbal" she'd bought for her iPhone, so we decided to let her film, direct, and edit the whole video. We couldn't find any actual offices to make the video in, so Moshi Moshi reluctantly let us use their work space for it. Hopefully after they see the video they'll take us on full time.”
Find out more about Hackney Night Shelter here, and check out the new video for 'Murder On The Dancefloor' in the player below.