Watch new video for ‘Window Shades’
New album Half Free out Sept 25th
UK shows in October
Next month sees the release of Half Free, the debut album for 4AD from Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls, released 25th September.
Premiered on BBC 6Music, new track ‘Window Shades’ has just been posted online and made available across streaming services. Built around a beat borrowed from Gloria Ann Taylor’s deep disco cut ‘Love is a Hurting Thing’ – a song that husband Slim Twig heard about while perusing the Acid Archives catalogue – ‘Window Shades’ pays tribute to a lost classic.
Twig created the beat and produced the track, which Meg has draped with a wondrously dramatic tale of heartbreak. The song is notable in that it is a husband/wife collaboration echoing Gloria Ann Taylor’s track; Taylor’s husband and James Brown associate Walter Whisenhunt produced ‘Love is a Hurting Thing’.
The accompanying video for ‘Window Shades’ is a surreal take on “Golden Era”Hollywood, with Meg cast as bandleader of The Marimba Queens. Directed by Meg and Cameron Mitchell and produced by Renata Morales, you can watch the video via the 4AD YouTube channel here or in the player below.
Meg will next be in Europe for a month long run of shows this October. Starting in Denmark on the 9th, she makes it to the UK on the 26th. All UK dates are listed below…
26th – Headrow House, Leeds
27th – Broadcast, Glasgow
28th – Corsica Studios, London
A1. Sororal Feelings
A2. Damn That Valley
A3. Telephone Play No. 1
A4. Window Shades
A5. New Age Thriller
B1. Sed Knife
B2. Red Comes In Many Shades
B3. Navy & Cream
B4. Woman’s Work
“Her compelling first album for 4AD tackles sex, betrayal, ageing and the fate of women widowed by war, to lush soundscapes that underpin her glacially detached 1960s-girl-group vocals with pop, reggae, disco and ambient soul. Not to be missed.”
SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
“She’s the fast-rising exponent of luscious lo-fi DIY pop.”
“You’re never quite sure which Girl you’re going to get: the avant-pop deconstructionist, the 1960s traditionalist, the basement R&B diva.”
Watch ‘Damn That Valley’ in the link below
Watch ‘Woman’s Work’ in the link below