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U.S. Girls
Heavy Light
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Release Date
March 6, 2020


The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6 March entitled Heavy Light. While Remy has been widely acclaimed for a panoply of closely observed character studies, on Heavy Light she turns inward, recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face. The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavour of hindsight, both personal and cultural. Remy makes this notion formally explicit with the inclusion of three re-worked, previously released songs: ‘Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)’, ‘Red Ford Radio’, and ‘Overtime’, the latter of which is released today as Heavy Light’s lead single. Its companion video, which stars Andrea Nann of the Dreamwalker Dance Company, was created by Remy.

Heavy Light follows 2018’s internationally critically-acclaimed breakout album In A Poem Unlimited. Recently named one of the best albums of the decade by Pitchfork, it was lauded across the pond by the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Crack and Q magazine for being Remy’s most accessible record in her then decade-long career.

Heavy Light is produced by Remy and was recorded live with 20 session musicians - including E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons - in Montreal’s acclaimed Hotel 2 Tango studio. Remy worked with co-writers Basia Bulat and Rich Morel to develop the core of Heavy Light, a set of songs conceived as a balance between orchestral percussion (as richly arranged by percussionist Ed Squires) and the human voice (conducted by Kritty Uranowski). The resulting album finds Remy casting herself as lead voice among a harmonious multitude, the singers of which lend not only their voices, but also share reflections on childhood experiences that are collaged into moving spoken word interludes throughout the album. The album is mixed by long-time collaborators Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull, Steve Chahley and Tony Price.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 4 American Dollars 5:42 Buy

    4 American Dollars

  2. 2 Overtime 2:54 Buy
  3. 3 IOU 4:42 Buy
  4. 4 Advice to Teenage Self 0:50 Buy

    Advice to Teenage Self

  5. 5 State House (It's a Man's World) 1:43 Buy

    State House (It's a Man's World)

  6. 6 Born to Lose 3:07 Buy
  7. 7 And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve 3:36 Buy

    And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve

  8. 8 The Most Hurtful Thing 1:04 Buy

    The Most Hurtful Thing

  9. 9 Denise, Don't Wait 4:20 Buy

    Denise, Don't Wait

  10. 10 Woodstock '99 2:36 Buy
  11. 11 The Color of Your Childhood Bedroom 0:27 Buy

    The Color of Your Childhood Bedroom

  12. 12 The Quiver to the Bomb 4:23 Buy

    The Quiver to the Bomb

  13. 13 Red Ford Radio 2:05 Buy


4 American Dollars
Advice To Teenage Self
State House (It’s A Man’s World)
Born To Lose
And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
The Most Hurtful Thing
Denise, Don’t Wait
Woodstock ‘99
The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
The Quiver To The Bomb
Red Ford Radio

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