Single Premiere, "Cub" from ginla

Photographs Courtesy of Alana Derksen


Toronto duo ginla originally met in 2012 while recording with Nick Hakim for his first two EPs. After cutting their teeth as sidemen for Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief) and Lorely Rodriguez (Empress Of) the boys set out to start a new project distinctly their own. Suffusing benchmarks of the UK electronic tradition through their pillow-talk pop, Codex, ginla’s debut LP off Terrible Records, shows the duo dipping deeper and streamlining their unique sound.

Their single "Cub" is named after a good friend who went through a traumatic experience within a relationship. It was identical to an experience one of the members had a year prior, but was never able to shed light on. After seeing a close friend go through the same thing, they were able to communicate this feeling from a perspective outside themselves, and in turn make peace with their own experience.

Listen to the single below and find them at Baby's All Right September 7th for their album release show.


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