Teeming With Hooks, The New Album From US Girls Is Instantly Likeable

6 March 2020 | 2:07 pm | Staff Writer

There's a tonne of new music released every Friday and wading through it to find your next favourite album is an almost impossible task. 'The Music' team get it and we're here to help, bringing you our Album Of The Week each Friday. Here's why US Girls' 'Heavy Light' gets our pick.

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Two years on from her critically acclaimed LP In A Poem Unlimited, Meg Remy returns today with the highly anticipated seventh album from US Girls, Heavy Light.

With so much of pop music in 2020 centered on looking forward to the next big thing, Remy has turned inwards on Heavy Light, shunning previous character study work for an acutely personal album tinged blue with the power of hindsight. It's a collection of almost instantly likeable tracks and as such, gets The Music's tick of approval for Album Of The Week.

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"The light, breezy feel-good pop of latest single, 4 American Dollars, is a delightful introduction to US Girls' latest album Heavy Light. This time around the project, led by Meg Remy, has crafted a collection of almost instantly likeable songs that teem with hooks. 

"At once depressingly heavy and yet unbearably light, Overtime is an amusing song about working hard and drinking harder. Originally featured on 2013's Free Advice Column, it's reworked here to pay homage to the sounds of Motown with a stomping beat and funky groove. Capturing the drama of the song, Overtime literally explodes with a dramatic saxophone solo from Jake Clemons of E Street Band fame.

"Most of the tunes feature subtle atmospherics and orchestrations, and tend to be percussion-heavy; even the more mellow moments of Denise, Don’t Wait are propelled by percussive clicks and whirrs. Not a cover but perhaps a sly reference to Ray Charles, Born To Lose is cheerfully pessimistic, where personal introspection reverberates with political and cultural consequence. This is a deep dream of an album guided by memory, personal reflection and acute observation."

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