Grammy-nominated electro-pop sensation TGC (The Green Children) are gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated third studio album. Building on the anticipation of their sultry summer hit, “Symbiotic,” which has already garnered over 1.6 million YouTube hits, the duo have now shared their new single in “Echo.” The track also precedes the duo’s forthcoming B-side, “Bad Side,” out on November 8 via Illuminated City.
“Both songs were born out of depression,” says Milla, one-half of TGC. “‘Bad Side’ is a more sad and reflective song on how I drift/run away into self-destruction when pain is too hard to bear. ‘Echo’ describes a sensual escape from hurt and a mundane life. We want our fans to know that they are not alone! Sometimes life just sucks and it’s ok to lose your way now and then.”
“Echo” is a dreamy yet haunting pop ballad demonstrating the refined synergy of Marlow’s compositional sensibility and Milla’s agile and angelic vocal abilities. With the bright vocals cutting through the weighty production, the listener is dropped into the head of Milla as she battles with her own thoughts, tossing and turning over a bed of brooding bass and sharp percussion.
In addition to their musical undertakings, the duo has initiated a variety of philanthropic projects. Alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus, they released a CD/DVD entitled Hear Me Now, which raised funds to build a hospital in Bangladesh. Their animated video for a remix of Foster The People’s “Houdini” aided SOS Children’s Village, and they’ve raised awareness for Bill Nye’s The Planetary Society through the release of their space-themed video for “Outline.” TGC has also supported the charity New Alternatives through a concert benefiting LGBT+ homeless youth.