Love turns CRAY savage on “Butterflies”

An alt-pop song about biting off your lover’s head? Sure!

February 13, 2020

Have you ever liked someone so much that you literally want to devour them from the head down? Seems unlikely, but that is the way L.A.-based bedroom pop star CRAY is feeling on her moorish new single "Butterflies." "You give me butterflies, please don't let them die, give me your honey eyes" she sings over a wonky lo-fi beat and handclaps. Cannibalism never sounded so romantic.


Speaking about the song via email, CRAY said: "Writing 'Butterflies' was probably the most fun I’ve had in the studio in a long time. I feel like I’ve finally found my sound so it came pretty naturally for this record. I was inspired by those moments when you meet someone you really like or having a feeling of a crush on someone. But of course it’s not a CRAY song without a little weirdness. You ever think someone is so cute you wanna bite their heads off?"

CRAY tours Europe with NOTD in March. Check out the dates below.


March 11 - Artheater - Koln
March 12 - Musik & Frieden - Berlin
March 14 - Le 1999 - Paris
March 17 - Vega Small Hall - Copenhagen
March 18 - Parkteatret - Oslo
March 25 - Colours - London

Thumbnail picture via Elizabeth Miranda.

Love turns CRAY savage on “Butterflies”