Swedish-Iranian nu-R&B songstress Ayelle‘s new single “Girlfriend” explores the dynamics of toxic relationships and how the people involved struggle to deal with the rush of emotions. Over a soft somber soundscape made up of warm pads, moody textures and soft guitar licks, Ayelle digs deep and pours her heart on wax as she tries to find solace and true love within an uncertain relationship.
Speaking about the song, She explains: “I wrote it about learning to set boundaries in relationships and redefining what it means to be a girlfriend. I think there’s a lot of toxic behaviors in modern dating that some people accept and impose on each other as the norm when they can actually be pretty harmful.”
“Girlfriend” is the precursor for her upcoming body of work shadowselfluv – a space for merging shadow work with self-love.