Letting our collective anxiety about the state of the world stew in glacial, literate pop, Meghan Remy’s latest U.S. Girls album ‘Heavy Light’ is different to her previous masterpiece.
Meghan Remy’s newest batch of narratives dipped in concoctions of psych-rock, synth-pop, and the avant-garde provide angry, harsh, and in places downright bitter moments of vicarious catharsis.
2015 has been our first year of operation under our new name The Student Playlist, and it’s been a year of steady expansion. There are now five of us, with a view to adding yet more talented, passionate writers in the new year as we continue in our quest to point out the best new music, rediscover old albums, both stone-cold classics and hidden treasures, and cause lively debate with
by Matthew Langham Toronto-born Meghan Remy, a.k.a. U.S. Girls, is now onto her sixth record, with Half Free being her debut on legendary indie imprint 4AD. Naturally compared to female contemporaries including Holly Herndon, St. Vincent and Grimes, Half Free follows on from her accessible experimental 2012 record Gem. The vast majority of Half Free is genuinely, startlingly different and this is also representative of the lyrics which are dark, evocative