U.S GIRLS – ” Window Shades/Womans Work “

Posted: December 24, 2015 in MUSIC
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U.S. Girls  “Half Free” takes its battles inside and outside the nuclear family. When Meghan Remy tells her audience that her character will hang herself on the family tree, she means it. The protagonists exploring the record are those living lives considered antiquated, dealing with the impact of the second-shift (“Window Shades”) and eventually considering children to be foes (“Navy & Cream”). Instead of making an album that critiques the family dynamic and attacks conservative notions of what living means, Remy allows listeners to position themselves as the women in her album. It is an odd choice, considering that these characters don’t own themselves (“New Age Thriller”), but it is necessary to show how liberation is important. While Top 40 pop considers love flawless, Half Free locates conflicts within the presumptuously joyous subject. But Remy notes, with a hint of hope, that her conclusion will be that of a woman luxuriously sitting in a limousine.

Window Shades’ is the new single by U.S. Girls, from the album ‘Half Free’, released 25th September 2015

“The last track, ‘Women’s Work’, manages to Moroder its way right into my heart. Mostly all I’ve ever wanted is a synth that sounds like a violin and a big, long, messy wail over a tight and bombastic electro drumbeat. Hot as hell. Miserable, angry and weird. Seven minutes. Buy it for this one alone. Bargain

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