Gita Buhari announces new EP Blood Lily, alongside the new single I Used To Blame Others, out now

Posted on 24 April 2022
By Khyle Deen
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Following on from the release of her highly-praised debut EP ‘Queen Of Nothing’ in 2020, which found support from the likes of Vogue and ELLE upon its release, GITA BUHARI has now announced the plans for her next EP ‘Blood Lily’, previewed by the sweeping new single ‘I Used To Blame Others’.

Created during the uncertainty ridden years of lockdown, Gita and her musical partner Arjuna Vlasblom shed their frustrations and put together a collection of tracks that embody the state of mind they were in during the writing process. Blending elements of trip-hop, soul and shoegaze the band returns to the stage with an EP that they’re proud to call their own.

’I Used to Blame Others’ marks Gita Buhari’s first single from her upcoming collection. The track delivers a punchy bass driven introduction to the new musical direction Gita is heading towards. Focusing on the acceptance of oneself and the lessons we learn during these experiences, Gita delivers an honest yet energetic song to celebrate growth.

Since Gita Buhari shared her first song ‘Mariama’ in 2018, she’s been on the radar. With support shows for Andreya Triana, OSHUN and performances at festivals such as Grasnapolsky, Valkhof Festival and Oerol she confirmed the attention she received was well deserved. In the midst of the pandemic she released her debut EP ‘Queen of Nothing’ and received nothing but praise for her unique blend of organic and electronic elements and was featured in magazines such as Vogue and ELLE as well as performing at 3FM and recording a live session at Paradiso in Amsterdam. But more excitingly the band is working on the follow up to their debut EP and it promises to take the next step musically. Blending elements of trip-hop, shoegaze and soul, the band is driven to deliver an EP that will rattle some cages.

To compliment the fresh sounds of the EP, the band created a mesmerising AV show in collaboration with visual artist Anke Sondi (Sandberg Instituut) and creative director Jan Hürxkens (Studio Overlab). The AV show will premiere at the Motel Mozaique Festival in Rotterdam on the 23rd April. Alongside the work of Anke Sondi, the artwork of the EP and single is made by Brussels based artist Yaqine Hamzaoui.

Gita Buhari’s new EP ‘Blood Lily’ will be available to stream from the 17th June. Her new single ‘I Used To Blame Others’ is out now.