The Mercury-nominated duo reveal another single ahead of releasing their fully remixed version of debut record ‘I Love you Jennifer B’.
Jockstrap & Taylor Skye have today shared ‘Good Girl’, the latest track taken from their upcoming remix album I<3UQTINVU, a fully reworked version of the Mercury Prize shortlisted album I Love You Jennifer B. I<3UQTINVU – or I Love You Cutie, I Envy You – is set for release on 3 November via Rough Trade Records.
This remix record is the brainchild of one half of Jockstrap, Taylor Skye, who was making multiple versions of the album’s original tracklisting to stay inspired during the writing of the debut album.
This new cut, ‘Good Girl’, is dance heavy, a thudding drum loop the backbone of the track. Georgia Ellery’s heavenly vocals are chopped and spliced, woozy melodies crafted from the chops. The synthesisers are fizzy, droning, ‘Good Girl’ an alternative club track, influence obvious, but execution genuinely unique.
Flecks of debut album track, ...Jennifer B, are heard throughout this new single, most notably the detuned plucks bouncing between the speakers, this time delicately placed atop a thumping UK bass. Ellery’s original verses are used here, but again have been ripped apart by Skye, the tremolo on her vocals beautifully disorientating and disconcerting.
‘Good Girl’ is also accompanied by a video, directed by Esme Creed-Miles. “Taking Georgia’s initial concept of a girl dancing and using her lyrics for inspiration,” Creed-Miles explains. “I wanted to make something sexy, pining and internal, and to create a scene of privacy. It’s a glimpse into the urgency of dancing alone, the onanistic and liberated self that comes alive without an audience, or perhaps even acting out a version of the self which you want to share with someone special. I run out of superlatives when it comes to Jockstrap and it was an honour to make something for them.”
Photo credit: Eddie Whelan