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Peggy Gou Rolls Out Video For Lobster Telephone

Artist, producer, DJ and cultural trailblazer Peggy Gou reveals the video for her current single “Lobster Telephone”.

Starring Peggy herself and directed by Japanese filmmaker Alice Kunisue, it’s the perfect visual to accompany the Salvadore Dali-inspired song; a playful video sees the viewer transported into a surreal parallel realm via textured cinematography, costumes and a unique environment as a troupe of mesmerised, infatuated dancers vie for the attention of a lobster goddess.

“Lobster Telephone” – a perfect distillation of the kind of balmy, technicolour house music that Gou is globally renowned for – is taken from Peggy’s long-awaited debut album I Hear You, out now via XL Recordings. It’s one of many highlights on the album, including the 2023 chart-topping global hit “(It Goes Like) Nanana”, her Lenny Kravitz collaboration “I Believe in Love Again” and the festival-sized anthem “1+1=11” with its accompanying Olafur Eliasson-directed music video,.

Praise For I Hear You:

“I Hear You is a summer album, a record full of big hooks and endorphin-rush moments.” – Stereogum, Album of the Week

“I Hear You is a sparkling introduction to Gou’s eclectic “K-house” – The Guardian

“Designed for finding communion with others while staying true to oneself, I Hear You touches the timeless with an ethos of openness, striking a vibrant and dynamic balance between familiarity and freshness” – Exclaim

“Naysayers may say that there is little soul in electronic music, that because of the digitisation of traditional instrumentation, it lacks a certain human touch, a lack of engagement with the realities of humanity. This couldn’t be further from the truth on I Hear You.” – The Line Of Best Fit 9/10

“Gou is blessed with talent; she writes, produces, mixes, plays her own instruments, is an exceptional DJ; she’s born to win.” – PItchfork

“That’s the joy of Peggy Gou’s music – she balances class and kitsch equally. When it works, it’s like finding dance music for the first time. ‘I Hear You’ has a pureness that will give many that feeling.” – NME