Ten Girls is the gripping new single from London based Circe, her third official release on Laura & Steve of Blood Red Shoes’ label Jazz Life.
Taking artistic inspiration from icons like Bjork, Grimes and FKA Twigs, Circe has serious potential to become a true pop powerhouse. Ten Girls transports the listener into a surreal, almost sci-fi feeling atmosphere, drenching the senses with eerie synths and exhilarating vocal work for a completely immersive three minutes and thirteen seconds.
It’s not just impressive sonically though, the track is a defiant feminist message; a call to arms against the constant suffering womxn experience day after day. She details, “Ten Girls was inspired by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale-‘There are ten marks on this cross’ - a poetic but disturbing view of women living in a dystopian oppressive world. This chimes with my own fractured generation of cancel culture, swipes of sex, and revenge porn”.
Circe may not be at the beginning of her career, but her transformation on Ten Girls is groundbreaking. This new direction puts her up with Rina Sawayama, leading the force of exceptional womxn artists changing the face of UK pop.