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Gita Buhari plunge into ‘Black Water’ with new single

Following on from the release of her highly-praised debut EP Queen Of Nothing in 2020 and recently released single ‘I Used To Blame Others’, Gita Buhari return with their latest offering ‘Black Water’.

The new single, which is pulled directly from their forthcoming EP Bloody Lily, continues in their idiosyncratic blend of trip-hop, soul, shoegaze and electronica. Whilst their previous single ‘I Used To Blame Others’ is a wistful and radiant journey through learning to accept oneself, ‘Black Water’ tilts to the other end of the spectrum with gut-punching bass, driving drums which are lifted by Gita’s soothing vocal.

With darker inclinations and heavier sounds balanced with quiet and dreamy moments of otherworldly solace, ‘Black Water’ embodies the characteristics we can expect to hear from the rest of the band’s EP.

Speaking on the track, they say: “‘Black Water’ is water that is so dark that you can’t see what is underneath, something that, although I love swimming, always frightens me. Although swimming in it, can feel so nice. I used this as a metaphor for love. To feel and share all the different layers of love with someone, you need to let yourself fall into the unknown. To show what is underneath your surface is scary but can bring beautiful connection at the same time.”


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