The last year in the career of English deviantronica artist Shygirl has included the EP Alias and "BDE," a deranged sex anthem featuring slowthai. Today, she's showing her softer side with "Cleo," a new track and music video.
Still, it doesn't lack for ambition: When I first heard the song, the sweeping orchestral intro prepared me for something close to late '90s-era Björk. What follows is something more original, a pulsing house music track that revels in being the subject of a deep infatuation. In the music video, Shygirl looks every bit the movie star she's crooning of being, with a heavy cyberpunk twist. Watch the video above, and check out her upcoming UK/EU tour dates below.
Shygirl tour dates
11/10 - Saint-Etienne, FR - Positive Education Festival
11/16 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival
3/1/2022 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
3/2/2022 - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes
3/4/2022 - Edinburgh, UK - The Caves
3/5/2022 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
3/6/2022 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
3/9/2022 - London, UK - Heaven
3/15/2022 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
3/16/2022 - Berlin, DE - Berghain
Thumbnail photo by Trinity Ellis