Track of the Week #20: Tirzah - ‘Gladly’

Track of the Week #20: Tirzah - ‘Gladly’

Tue Oct 9th

Every week, we bring you a must-hear track from the Le Guess Who? 2018 line-up. This week, we present a perfectly imperfect pop song about the overwhelming generosity of love in its simplest gestures: ‘Gladly’ by UK-based producer and songwriter Tirzah.

With ‘Devotion’, Tirzah released one of the most critically-acclaimed and downright magnetic debut records of 2018. The album was produced by childhood friend Mica Levi. Lead single ‘Gladly’ is a beautifully haunting love song with laidback vocals. The official video, directed by Hannah Perry, is made up of tape-fuzzed and slowed-down footage of two people dancing together.

“Lead single ‘Gladly’ is absolutely gorgeous. [Mica] Levi’s production is like water, ebbing and flowing around Tirzah’s centered voice. […] The song shifts for a moment in its last minute, a booming beat standing in for the pressure of a love so pure, but it settles back down into twinkling keys and a sense of serenity by its end.” - Stereogum

Tirzah will perform at Le Guess Who? 2018 together with a.o. Neneh Cherry, Georgia Anne Muldrow & The Righteous, Kelsey Lu, Linafornia, Eartheater, SASAMI, Madeline Kenney, LYZZA, Kelman Duran, Kojey Radical, and many more.