Imelda May Readies New Single ‘The Girl I Used To Be’

Irish superstar Imelda May is gearing up for the release of her brand new single ‘The Girl I Used To Be’, the track is a memoir of Imelda May’s life growing up in the Liberties area of Dublin, Republic Of Ireland, and the lessons she has learned that she will now pass on to her own daughter.

‘The Girl I Used To Be’ is the latest single to be officially lifted off May’s critically acclaimed top 5 album ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood‘ which was released back in April of this year. It follows the previous singles ‘Call Me‘, ‘Black Tears‘, and ‘Should’ve Been You‘ which were all playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

Speaking about her new single, Imelda May says; “I love those old story songs where you’re taken on a journey from beginning to end. Songs you’re riveted with. Like when you’re in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can’t turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story. I thought, ‘I’d like to write one of them’. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing up in Dublin. We didn’t have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people. They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter.”  

The Girl I Used To Be‘ will be officially released on June 30th!

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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