Michael Ghould – ‘Girls & Boys’ 

Cleveland’s Michael Ghould takes the Blur classic, ‘Girls & Boys’ and ramps it up to 11 with a party sound like no other, along with a largely green-screen enabled music video, filled with bright colours and neon lights. The track comes as the first single from his ‘Private Disco’ EP, which is set to see the year out with its release on December 31.

Michael Ghould, who used to perform under just his surname, realises that to make it in the cutthroat music business, you have to stand out. ‘Girls & Boys’ is the first single in a new era for the artist, and with his infectious style he encourages us to get our black nail polish out, turn the flashing club lights on, and get ready to party like it’s 1994.

Making good use of green screen during these Covid-19 times, Michael Ghould takes reference from the original Blur music video, which saw the band use footage of themselves performing in front of people-filled backdrops. For his clip, Michael Ghould performs in front of chickens, flames, and a disco ball, while waving a variety of pride flags. He dances, gives a speech in front of the White House, and provocatively sucks on the end of a banana. Michael Ghould proclaims that love is love, whether it be boys for boys, boys for girls, girls for boys, girls for girls, or anything in between – just so long as you remember it should “always should be someone you really love.”

Find out more about Michael Ghould and his music online on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and his official website.


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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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