Listen To U.S. Girls' New Album 'Heavy Light'

Listen To U.S. Girls' New Album 'Heavy Light'

A.B. / Image credit: Jeff Bierk / Friday 6th March, 2020 12:18PM

Alt-pop visionary U.S. Girls, aka multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, has returned with sprawling soulful seventh album Heavy Light. Recorded live with a twenty piece band at Montreal's Hotel2Tango, in some ways Heavy Light marks Remy's most personal album. Eschewing much of the character work she's been known for in favour of introspection and self-reflection, the album also includes re-recordings of older U.S. Girls tracks 'Overtime', 'Statehouse (It's a Man's World)', and 'Red Ford Radio'. But as much as it works as an exploration of her own life and career, Heavy Light also sees U.S. Girls diving deep into American culture mythology. The opening track ending on a devotional disavowal of foreign currency, over the course of the album Remy takes on American masculinity, American cars, American debt, American television, losing herself in a choir of voices. With contributions from Springsteen sax-man Jake Celmons, and a wild interpolation of 'MacArthur Park' to boot, Heavy Light just might be the quintessential U.S. Girls album.

‘Heavy Light’ is out now digitally and on white / lavender splatter vinyl LP via 4AD.


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