U.S. Girls - Bless This Mess
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U.S. Girls, the nom de plume of North American multi-disciplinary and experimental pop artist Meg Remy, returns in 2023 with their new album, Bless This Mess. A dynamic suite of dexterous melodies and a nuanced artistic response to the complexities of motherhood, Bless This Mess was crafted in tandem with the conception and birth of Remy’s twin boys. It includes the singles "So Typically Now", "Futures Bet" and "Tux (Your Body Fills Me, Boo)".
Bless This Mess expands the sonic and thematic palette of U.S. Girls, fusing the muses of funk, mythology, and the radical disorientation of joy into an electric tapestry of anthems, aches, and awakenings. The result is Meg Remy’s most free-ranging and least narrative-minded album. It draws on retro funk and ’80s R&B as it infuses her biting social critique and wry humor with fresh optimism.
The ten songs on Bless This Mess were pieced together stem by stem with a vast cast of collaborators (Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost!, Marker Starling, Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship, Basia Bulat, Roger Manning Jr. of Jellyfish and Beck,) and audio engineers (Neal H Pogue, Ken Sluiter, Steve Chahley, Maximilian Turnbull). Long-time collaborator, husband, and co-parent Turnbull played a key role facilitating these fluid muses. The production throughout is exquisite, warm, and wood-panelled, framing the voice, keys, bass, and rhythms in heightened textural harmony.
Heavyweight vinyl produced by 4AD / Royal Mountain Records in 2023.