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French electro-pop mastermind Oklou unveils her mesmerising new single "god's chariots"

25 August 2020, 16:11 | Written by Matthew Kent

The gentle, hypnotic sway of "god's chariots" is central to MaryLou Mayniel's first full-length project Galore.

Releasing her debut EP The Rites of May back in 2018, Mayniel has taken her time developing her sound and a whole world of music around her solo project. Working with collaborators from Mura Masa to Sega Bodega, she returned to her kindred musical spirit Casey MQ to complete her mixtape.

Her catalogue of experimental electronica is impressive whichever way you look at it. Creating everything from video game soundtracks to an EP sampling the likes of Miley Cyrus and Carly Rae Jepsen to vast instrumental odysseys and empowering pop anthems, Mayniel can turn her hand to almost anything.

"god's chariots" is at the helm of the singer/songwriter's latest drop of new music. “It’s a fantasy, a place you’re in to escape reality, but it’s also about being so lonely that you kind of lose your mind,” explains Manyiel. A fragment of her forthcoming debut full-length project "god's chariots" is just one piece of the ever-expanding story which Oklou shares on Galore.

With additional tracks "nightmare" and "rosebud", also released today, we get to piece more of Galore's narrative of emotional rebirth together. Already an illuminating experience with its first six songs out in the world, soon you'll be able to witness Manyiel's first masterpiece in all its glory when the rest of the project is released next month.

"god's chariots" is out now. Galore is out 24 September via TaP Records. Follow Oklou on Instagram.
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