WATCH: Girl Ray share new track/video, ‘The Way We Came Back’

Ahead of their UK tour in April, Girl Ray have shared their new track and accompanying video, ‘The Way We Came Back.’

Notable for being written by Poppy Hankin when she was just sixteen years old, the track wasn’t recorded until after the release of their debut album Early Gray. But now it’s surfaced, and we love it.

Speaking of the track, Sophie Moss says: “You kinda wanna skip to it, you know? Makes you think about arguments but it doesn’t make you hate them that much. It’s an early, early – we’re talking pre-Earl Grey here – banger that we wanted to oil up. A plump cow that needed to be milked. It was one of the first songs Poppy wrote when she was 16 which we all found pretty impressive. Sly arrangement, good vibes here.”

The video’s wonderful in its own right, too, filmed on the Isle of Sheppey during a blizzard. “We wanted to go for a 60s, beachy Californian pop video,” says director Rita Conry. “The weather was below freezing, so it was ideal conditions to be roaming the beaches of Kent. It was actually quite beautiful though, and the song is about a journey, so our adventure fit quite nicely with that.”


Girl Ray are currently touring the US and will return to the UK for a tour in April.
Catch them live:
10 – Thekla, Bristol
11 – Bodega, Nottingham
12 – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
13 – Art School, Glasgow
15 – Wegarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
16 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
17 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
18 – Heaven, London
19 – The Haunt, Brighton
5 – Handmade Festival, Leicester
6 – Hit the North, Newcastle
28 – Indietracks, Derbyshire

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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