U.S. Girls "Heavy Light" LP (2021)
U.S. Girls "Heavy Light" LP (2021)
4AD Records

U.S. Girls "Heavy Light" LP (2021)

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Details: U.S. Girls seventh album, released on 4AD in 2020. Rear cover features embossed text. Includes a custom inner sleeve. Black vinyl, new stock, sealed.

Description: "The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6th March entitled Heavy Light.

While Remy has been widely acclaimed for a panoply of closely observed character studies, on Heavy Light she turns inward, recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face.  The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavor of hindsight, both personal and cultural.  Remy makes this notion formally explicit with the inclusion of three re-worked, previously released songs: ‘Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)’, ‘Red Ford Radio’, and ‘Overtime’, the latter of which is released as Heavy Light’s lead single.

Heavy Light is produced by Remy and was recorded live with 20 session musicians - including E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons - in Montreal’s acclaimed Hotel 2 Tango studio.  Remy worked with co-writers Basia Bulat and Rich Morel to develop the core of Heavy Light, a set of songs conceived as a balance between orchestral percussion (as richly arranged by percussionist Ed Squires) and the human voice (conducted by Kritty Uranowski).  The resulting album finds Remy casting herself as lead voice among a harmonious multitude, the singers of which lend not only their voices but also share reflections on childhood experiences that are collaged into moving spoken-word interludes throughout the album.  The album is mixed by long-time collaborators Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull, Steve Chahley, and Tony Price."--4AD

Grade: M (new stock)


A1. 4 American Dollars
A2. Overtime
A4. Advice To Teenage Self
A5. State House (It's A Man's World)
A6. Born To Lose


B1. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
B2. The Most Hurtful Thing
B3. Denise, Don't Wait
B4. Woodstock '99
B5. The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
B6. The Quiver To The Bomb
B7. Red Ford Radio