Last year Girl Ray released their delightful debut album Earl Grey, and are still in the throes of touring in support of it. Nevertheless they've found time to head into the studio and record a (sort-of) brand new single 'The Way We Came Back'.

'The Way We Came Back' was actually written by Poppy when she was just 16. Bandmate Sophie Moss is brilliantly matter-of-fact about it, saying: "It's cute, I guess... You kinda wanna skip to it, you know? Makes you think about arguments but it doesn't make you hate them that much. It's an early, early - we're talking pre-Earl Grey here - banger that we wanted to oil up. A plump cow that needed to be milked. It was one of the first songs Poppy wrote when she was 16 which we all found pretty impressive. Sly arrangement, good vibes here."

To our ears it doesn't sound like one we'd want to skip at all. Resounding with the rich melodicism and harmonies that we've come to know and love Girl Ray for, 'The Way We Came Back' is a beautiful addition to their repertoire.

They've also recorded a video for it. It was intended to have "60s, beachy Californian pop video" stylings, but they ended up on the Isle of Sheppey during a blizzard. Ultimately, that seems much more fitting for the nationwide freeze we're currently suffering in the UK. Watch below.

Girl Ray continue to tour in support of Earl Grey through April, as well as a few summer festivals. Catch them at the following dates:

10 April - Bristol, Thekla
11 April - Nottingham, Bodega
12 April - Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 April - Glasgow, Art School, Glasgow
15 April - Middlesbrough, Wegarth Social Club
16 April - Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 April - Manchester, Deaf Institute
18 April - London, Heaven
19 April - Brighton, The Haunt
05 May - Leicester, Handmade Festival
06 May - Newcastle, Hit the North
28 July - Derbyshire, Indietracks