20 years to the day since the release of their debut single ‘Buses And Trains’, today Bachelor Girl return with ‘Speak’.
Penned in singer Tania Doko’s adopted home of Stockholm, the single is an incredibly touching ballad which speaks right to the heart of the #MeToo movement and to speaking one’s truth.
“I feel strongly that ‘Speak’ is the first offering back for the band,” singer Tania Doko says. “Personally, it’s a wake-up call and hopefully a three minute 30 reminder out there that we’re humans, not just hashtags.
“The day we wrote ‘Speak’ in Stockholm, I wanted to reflect on a worrying trend: since the onset of the smart phone, there’s been a global, dramatic spike in depression, especially among our young people. Not discounting that technology provides a voice for many, we face a conundrum.
“In this digital ‘virtual’ age, social media, data, algorithms and fake news often determine behaviour and self-esteem, leaving real conversation, human connection and truth itself frequently sacrificed. Whether it’s sharing day to day goings on, or serious issues like abuse and bullying, no device can replace the value of real-life communication.”
‘Speak’ is just the first taste of new music from the duo, however; more will come later in the year.
In the meantime, enjoy ‘Speak’ and take a look at its touching music video below.