LYLE! drops fun new anthem ‘My Gurlfriend’

"I feel strongly that we don't have enough popular music that represents women as these strong bad-asses that can withstand so much.”
16 March 2022

By JJ Disco

Bristol-based artist LYLE! has shared their newest bop ‘My Gurlfriend’. LYLE!’s sound is a concoction of hi-fi electronic production with the bombastic nature of contemporary jazz-funk. The single is unashamedly queer and is a playful exploration of sexual experiences. 

Talking about the new track, LYLE! shares: My Gurlfriend was my attempt at a big classic queer anthem, which I felt well placed to make; yet the first couple of times I sat down, I wrote some over-thought rubbish that felt inauthentic and watered-down. After failed attempts at trying to say something that was universal, I ended up writing a song that was profoundly personal and singular, which is really what queerness is all about! Ironically, I later ended up realizing that rather than a self-centered declaration of my own self and life, this was a song for almost everyone, for the lesbians and gays, for the bisexuals, and for the straight couples too! More and more I’m finding that everyone can get behind a good strap-on! The radio edit came up because I wanted to (naturally) get some radio play wherever possible; I focused on the female empowerment that the song provides, and so I changed the lyrics to ‘My Gurlfriend she’s the bad one, you better bet she’s big and strong’. I feel strongly that we don’t have enough popular music that represents women as these strong bad-asses that can withstand so much.”

LYLE! has played all over the UK, including Crofters Rights (Bristol),The Amersham Arms (London) and Glastonbury Festival. Unafraid to break genre-boundaries, LYLE!’s infectious energy is effortlessly enticing. Keep this talent firmly on your radar.