NEW U.S. GIRLS VIDEO FOR ‘SORORAL FEELINGS’
8th October 2015
After releasing 4AD debut Half Free less than two weeks ago, U.S. Girls has now shared a video for opening track ‘Sororal Feelings’.
Filmed by Lulu Hazel Turnbull and edited by Meg, the gripping footage represents the constant artistic evolution of Meg Remy, finding Half Free’s striking portrait dismembered and dismantled as her signature blond locks are shaved off by Jennifer Hazel. The video represents the artist’s ongoing conversation with both gender and genre, as reflected throughout Half Free‘s acclaimed collection of songs. You can watch the video via 4AD’s YouTube channel here, or in the player below.
In Remy’s words, ‘Sororal Feelings’ was “loosely based on the character Nora Bass from the Michael Ondaatje book Coming Through Slaughter. What if you found out your husband slept with all of your sisters before choosing you?” The song samples Yvonne Carroll’s ‘Mister Loverman’ in a beat crafted by Meg.
NPR have also just shared a new piece, featuring Peaches and Meg in conversation following their run of North American tour dates together, which ended earlier this week. You can listen to the interview as part of their +1 Series here.
Celebrated as “a creatively restless, audacious voice” by Pitchfork (8.0), and regarded by The Guardian as a“fast-rising exponent of luscious lo-fi DIY pop”, Half Free has already yielded three videos in the shape of ‘Damn That Valley’, ‘Window Shades’ and ‘Woman’s Work’. WIRE’s assessment is that of “a sad pop record that invokes spectres of high, soft and fragile-voiced female singers from past generations, who turn positions of weakness into performances of great strength”. The first record that Meg Remy has released with 4AD, Half Free is an enchanting document of life at the point when it feels most on its knife-edge, from ‘Damn That Valley”s Wall of Sound dramatics, to the glam stomp of ‘Sed Knife’.