“Tell Me” By Rahill

Rahill, recently shared a new music video for “Tell Me” directed by award winning director Barbara Anastacio. Featuring an assemblage of personal soccer memorabilia and home recordings of soccer games Rahill played as a teen, the video distills years of love, passion and tenacity for the sport of soccer in under three minutes. “Tell Me,” is off Rahill’s debut album Flowers At Your Feet, now available via Big Dada/Ninja Tune (Floating Points).

From Rahill:

“So few things left to believe in. I’ve always found inspiration and honesty in sports. As a kid I admired my favorite athletes’ courage and determination. Their spirit greatly influenced me. In victory and defeat there is so much emotion and humanity. Passolini called football the last sacred ritual. “The ciphers of this language are the players, we, in the stands, are the decrypters: so we share a code in common.” His deduction of football is a universal truth that applies to society as a whole. The music video Barbara and I made is a dedication to that belief, to that sincere love and appreciation, that common code, in victory and defeat. It’s a look back at something that greatly shaped my identity, from the bedroom to the field to the stadium. It’s the love of sport realized.”

from director Barbara Anastacio:

“When Rahill told me about the importance of soccer for her growing up, and how it gave her purpose and rebuilt her confidence, I was really inspired to make something together that tapped into this magical aspect of soccer. The last sacred ritual of our time as Pasolini called it. When you think about it, it’s astonishing what a make-belief set of rules around a simple ball can do. You’ll cry, laugh, fall, and stand up again. And again. Much like filmmaking.

Her album ‘Flowers At Your Feet’ was highly biographical with a lot of personal archives. So I built this story drawing from her childhood memories as a girl obsessed with soccer. The music video is really an ode to soccer as so much more than a sport – as an expression of vitality and happiness. In the song there is this interesting duality where Rahill is asking herself if she’s going to stand up for herself. And soccer is her way of standing up.”

2023-2024 Tour Dates

4th December – Spotify Fresh Finds NYC Showcase – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY^
8th December – Trans Musicales – Rennes, FR
12th December – Lower Third – London, UK*
20th January 2024 – Tomorrow Never Knows – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, US+

* = headline show
^ = with Arcy Drive and slimdan
+ = supporting Nabihah Iqbal

order Flowers At Your Feet by Rahill HERE


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