GRRRL, the international all female band, which numbers Ghanaian songstress Wiyaala amongst its members, have dropped a brand-new single – “Wanna Dance.” And it has a deep dirty vibe sure to be popular on the club dancefloors!
Music journalist, Robin Murray, writing on influential UK music blog ClashMusic.com reviewing ‘Wanna Dance’ described the song as an “energy-fuelled offering, matching 90s rave influences to a stellar, on-point message. The results are spectacular, taking GRRRL’s vision literally to the other side of the globe.”
Wiyaala said: “If you had told me a year ago, I would be shooting a high energy music video with GRRRL on a skyscraper rooftop in Australia, I would have said you were crazy! But the chance to work with a top Australian video director has been a fantastic learning opportunity.”
“Wanna Dance” was shot in Melbourne, Australia and directed by Cassie De Colling who added that she “wanted to make something that would represent the global voice they have.”
Laima Leyton, GRRRL musical director, explained: “When writing ‘Wanna Dance’ with GRRRL, they immediately related to a 90s rave vibe. And I thought, they’ve nailed it! From then on, it was great fun. We partied every second while making this track. Nothing was very serious or pretentious so ideas were flowing all of the time. Really wish making music was always how it was with this one. Enjoy!”
GRRRL is a an electronic music collaboration between revolutionary women, brought together by ‘In Place of War’, a global organisation that supports artistic creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change.
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Directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax), the project features an exhilarating mix of influential artists including: Lei Di Dai, Wiyaala, Sohini Alam, AWA – African Women Arise, Afrodeutsche, Nono Nkoane