Shygirl Announces Debut Album Nymph, Shares “Firefly”: Stream

The rapper's first full-length drops September 30th

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Shygirl, photo by Samuel Ibram

    Shygirl has announced her first album. The UK experimental artist makes her full-length debut with Nymph, which arrives September 30th. As a preview, first single “Firefly” is out now.

    Shygirl worked with a host of collaborators on Nymph, from UK friends Karma Kid and Mura Masa to US producers Noah Goldstein (Kanye West) and BloodPop (Grimes). Where 2018’s Cruel Practice EP and 2020’s Alias EP leaned heavily into hip-hop swagger, Nymph reveals the artist’s vulnerable side as she dabbles in garage, dancehall, and ’90s pop and R&B. “Every piece of work or project is like a sculpture to me, something made of marble that slowly reveals itself as I chip away,” Shygirl explained in a statement. “Something that was always there to begin with.”

    Lead single “Firefly,” meanwhile, begins the Nymph album cycle on a club-ready high note, with glitchy beats that uplift the artist’s tale of unrequited love. “I guess I need to hear the truth this time/ You kept me waiting on a lie,” Shygirl sings. Watch the song’s accompanying video below.


    Pre-orders for Nymph are available now. This summer, Shygirl hits the festival circuit, playing the likes of Primavera Sound and Roskilde Festival. See those dates, as well as the LP’s artwork, below, and grab tickets via Ticketmaster.

    Since releasing Alias, Shygirl popped up to hop on “BDE” with slowthai and “bbycakes” with Mura Masa, Lil Uzi Vert, and PinkPantheress.

    Nymph Artwork:

    shygirl nymph album artwork

    Shygirl 2022 Tour Dates:
    06/02 — Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/03 — Malta @ Lost and Found Festival
    06/05 — Paris, FR @ We Love Green
    06/10 — Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
    06/11 — Glendalough Estate, IE @ Beyond The Pale Festival
    06/17 — New York, NY @ Ladyland Festival
    06/24 — Madrid, ES @ Paraiso Festival
    07/02 — Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/13 — Berlin, DE @ Berghain
    07/14 — Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
    07/22 — Maubeuge, FR @ Les Nuits Secretes Festival
    08/07 — Katowice, Poland @ Katowice Festival
    09/03 — Bristol, UK @ Forward Festival
    09/16 — 09/18 — Los Angeles, CA @ Primavera Sound
    09/23 — Bentonville, AR @ FOR_MAT Festival
    11/05 — São Paolo, BR @ Primavera Sound São Paolo
    11/12 — Santiago de Chile, CL @ Primavera Sound Sanitago
    11/13 — Buenos Aires, AR @ Primavera Sound Buenos Aires


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