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U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
U.S. Girls: 'Heavy Light'
6th March 2020

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U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

UK fans can pre-order the album on any format, or sign up via No Purchase Necessary form here, before Wednesday 22nd January for early pre-sale access to U.S. Girls' show at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 14th October.  Customers will receve an email with details and links to access tickets on Wednesday 22nd, and they will be available at 10am on Thursday 23rd January.

US customers who pre-order Heavy Light on any format via 4AD Store will receive a code granting exclusive access to a ticket pre-sale running Wednesday 15th January at 10am local through Friday 17th January at 10am local (when the general on-sale begins). 

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The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6th 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 as Heavy Light’s lead single.

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.