Still in their early twenties, Girlpool’s Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker have been playing music together since they were teenagers and ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ is already the duo’s third album. But whereas their earlier tracks were more simple, now their music is a multidimensional, multi-faceted affair, full of fragile introspection and meandering guitars.
There are some highlights here - ‘Hoax and the Shrine’ is a minimalist ballad and feels refreshing in a collection of shoegaze-y buzz and the title-track, with its eerie keyboard chords and strings, stands out among the others as one of the album’s more experimental tracks. But the album sometimes bubbles just under the surface of exploding into something more powerful.
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The band’s Avery Tucker says the new song is about “power and lust”.
The track features on latest album ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’.
The record is released next month.
Listen to ‘Hire’, the first single from the duo’s third album, out in February via ANTI-.