Review: Girl Ray's sophomore LP isn't simply pop songs about love. It's certainly their poppiest offering to date, switching guitar-first arrangements for synthy beats. "Girl" as a whole deals with themes around matters of the heart, but the concept is more concerned with the importance of other elements in your life when love is either navigating rocky seas, or beached on an uninhabitable island, walking away is the only route for both parties. Don't expect the record to carry the weight of it all though. Ash Workman's production helps the troupe leave the heaviness behind and achieve near-perfect pop aesthetics. The band have also cited Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" as a major influence in their change of tact, further indicating what the contents feel like. From breezy opener "Girl" to tearful closing track, "Like The Stars", it's a meditation on friends, support networks and seeing things as they really are.