Releases new video ‘Pearly Gates’
New album In a Poem Unlimited out Feb 16
Today, U.S. Girls presents a new song, ‘Pearly Gates’, from her forthcoming album, In a Poem Unlimited out Friday 16 February via 4AD / Remote Control
On ‘Pearly Gates’, protean pop revisionist Meg Remy describes a woman who wishes to seduce St. Peter to secure entry to the heavenly realm, with mixed results. Featuring vocalist James Baley and with music written by long-time U.S. Girls collaborator Louis Percival and performed by Toronto-based The Cosmic Range, Remy explains further, “Some years back a story was recounted to me about a man attempting to convince a woman to engage in unprotected sex by saying, “Don’t worry, I’m really good at pulling out”. I thought this was a hilariously stupid thing to say and knew that one day I would build a song around this line.”
The single’s celestial companion video was directed by Chrissy Jones, who stars alongside Fizzy. Watch the visuals in full below.
In a Poem Unlimited features dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that precede and follow acts of violence. Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power. Remy also rallies against the public lies told by political and religious leaders, and more crucially, questions the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive. In A Poem Unlimited may be Remy’s most individually distilled protest to date.
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U.S. Girls – ‘Pearly Gates’
Stream / Purchase: https://usgirls.lnk.to/pearlyg
In a Poem Unlimited
1. Velvet 4 Sale
2. Rage Of Plastics
3. Mad As Hell
4. Why Do I Lose My Voice When I Have Something To Say 5. Rosebud
6. Incidental Boogie
8. Pearly Gates
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited is out
Friday 16 February via 4AD / Remote Control Records.