U.S. GIRLS – HALF FREE
NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 25th
NEW TRACK ONLINE NOW
“She’s the fast-rising exponent of luscious lo-fi DIY pop.”
“With each successive release, you’re never quite sure which Girl you’re going to get: the avant-pop deconstructionist, the 1960s traditionalist, the basement R&B diva.”
U.S. Girls will release Half Free on September 25th, her debut album for 4AD.
The work of Illinois-born, Toronto-based artist Meg Remy, U.S. Girls has evolved in recent years from the coarse 4-track fidelity found on her early recordings to more luscious and unabashed works, packed with a fiery pop sensibility. Half Free is the next step in this impressive transformation, an honest and lyrically jarring exploration of emotions, drenched in a bath of raw beats and loops that have become the hallmark of her work with producer and frequent collaborator Onakabazien. Other album guests include Slim Twig (DFA), Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Young Guv), Amanda Crist (Ice Cream) and Tony Price.
The second track to be heard from the album, ‘Woman’s Work’, debuts online today, accompanied by another hypnotic video directed and edited by Remy. Following up on the release of the mutant dub of ‘Damn That Valley’ earlier this year,
‘Woman’s Work’ builds further anticipation and intrigue; Remy has delivered a nagging, arpeggio-laced stormer, picking away at the themes of beauty and neurosis, with a video that examines our collective paralysis in the face of ageing.
Watch ‘Woman’s Work’ in the link below or here:
UK touring for U.S. Girls will be announced soon.