‘Lemme Lie Down’ (4th March 2022) heralds a bold new chapter for rising Danish alt-pop artist Gurli Octavia, the first material released since 2021’s acclaimed debut album ‘I Could Be Blossoming Instead’ (Line of Best Fit 8/10, NMR 10/10, Side 33 6/6, GFR 5/6, Elle Magazine Album of the Month).
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/lemme-lie-down-single/1606536160
Continuing her journey of musical independence on both sides of the glass, the brand new track is produced by Gurli with additional mixing by Stine Drejer (Juliane Viktoria, KAIZER) and mastering by Brian Mørk Hansen (Drew, Sleep Party People, Ida Wenøe), kicking off a run of fresh new singles for 2022 by an artist with over 1.95 million Spotify streams already to her name.
Pressing pause on her exploration of the deep and often dark personal issues in her earlier releases, the sub-3 minute ‘Lemme Lie Down’ sees Gurli address the vital universal dilemma of staying in/going out:
“I think we’ve all had those nights where you really wanna go out, party and let loose, but you also have the overwhelming urge to curl up on your couch, eat three bags of Cheetos and binge Netflix. Lemme Lie Down … based on a true story.”
With previous airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Ulster, BBC Bristol and on all 3 Danish national radio stations, numerous Nordics tours and festival slots at the likes of Roskilde & SPOT, and significant editorial support at Spotify (including multiple New Music Friday sets) and Apple Music (including New Music Daily and Apple Music Pop Team support), Gurli hopes that 2022 could be her break-out year.
“Octavia is more than blossoming. She’s in full bloom … 8/10” The Line of Best Fit
“emotionally stirring, heart-wrenchingly honest, and utterly captivating” Listen To Discover
“quite possibly the finest debut I’ve ever heard … simply breathtaking 10/10″ NMR
“as debut albums go, it’s an incredible piece of artistry” Nordic Style Mag
“alluring … fragile and intense” GAFFA
“breathtaking … one to watch” JaJaJa