Spanning 11 tracks, the mixtape was entirely produced and written by Oklou, whose real name is Marylou Mayniel. Its beginnings date back to Summer 2019 and document a personal voyage of rebirth and self-discovery.
“Before this, I did a lot of soul searching,” Oklou, also a classically trained cellist and pianist, explained in a statement. “Galore made me feel alive, which is what I was missing up to now. In writing it, I felt things that I had never felt in the past.” The mixtape is also described as “a universe of artistic reimagination and feminine emancipation.”
In the lead-up to today’s release, the promising young artist shared previews in “god’s chariots”, “nightime”, and “girl on my throne”, which features additional writing and production credits from PC Music founder and pop futurist A. G. Cook. Oklou recently performed as part of Cook’s massive “Appleville” livestream event alongside Charli XCX, 100 gecs, and Clairo.
01. little one
03. unearth me
04. god’s chariot
07. asturias (feat. Zero)
09. girl on my throne (feat. Casey MQ)
10. another night
11. I didn’t give up on you