HAND HABITS – ” Fun House “

Posted: September 15, 2021 in MUSIC

In early December, Hand Habits, aka Meg Duffy, shared a photo alongside Sasami Ashworth that revealed an exciting development: “Me and my producer [SASAMI] we are almost done with my LP3 hello internet.” Arriving two years after Duffy’s last solo effort, 2019’s placeholder, a new Hand Habits record will be much-needed after the chaos of 2020. To tide yourself over in the meantime, watch Duffy cover Tom Petty’s “Walls” alongside Angel Olsen.

Hand Habits, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Meg Duffy (they/them), is back with their new album “Fun House” – the most ambitious Hand Habits album to date. Produced by Sasami Ashworth and engineered by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), the record was not intended as a reaction to the pandemic, but it was very much the result of taking a difficult, if much-needed, moment of pause. Emboldened by going into therapy and coaxed by Ashworth to push the songs into unexpected new shapes, the resulting music is more acutely personal and stylistically adventurous than anything you’ve heard from Hand Habits before. The push/pull of styles, paired with songs that move deftly between the present and past, give the record a wildly diverse, hall of mirrors quality that befits its name. Where previous Hand Habits records could be fairly insular affairs, “Fun House” feels ebullient, lush, a fully-realized conversation.

releases October 22nd, 2021 through Saddle Creek Records.

Produced By: Sasami Ashworth

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