Girlpool are about to hit the road with Porches, playing a pair of Massachusetts shows later this month (October 24 at Hawks + Reed in Greenfield and October 25 at the Somerville Theatre), but before they come visit, the Los Angeles duo have unveiled two new songs.
The lush, dream-pop tracks are called “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink”, and both can be heard below via YouTube. Girlpool also took the time to detail the thoughts behind the tracks.
Here’s Cleo Tucker on “Lucy’s”: “This song responds to stubborn feelings from a past relationship. I wrote ‘Lucy’s’ a couple of years ago to sort through some droning thoughts about hope, distraction and love. ‘I swear I’ll be alright/although (you) are in the sky,’ continues to resonate. These lyrics distinguish a time when my partner would check out from our relationship. I reassured myself that even when they were not present, and I was, that I would be alright. I was hopeful that my partner would find resolve from their struggles, which stifled their capacity to provide the kind of care and attention that I needed. I practiced nurture, and I hoped that they would find the ambition that I saw in them.”
And here’s Harmony Tividad on “Where You Sink”: “[This song] explores our fixations on characters in our lives and the projections we create. It explores our natural human desire to be made special by another. I wrote it when I found myself looking at one person from various angles (emotionally); I found them to be beautiful in toxic but charismatic ways. It’s about loving someone who you don’t really have the chance to get to know fully because their time is spent trying to get out of their head, further from reality. It explores the complications of trying to get close to someone who ultimately wants to be far from themselves.”
And here are Girlpool’s full run of dates, including an appearance at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on October 23.
Featured image by Benedict Brink.
Girlpool 2018 Tour Dates:
October 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
October 24 – Greenfield, MA @ Hawks + Reed *
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre *
October 26 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater *
October 27 – Toronto, ON @ Rec Room *
October 28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
October 30 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
October 31 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College *
November 1 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room *
November 2 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
November 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell Stage *
November 4 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
November 5 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy Arthouse *
November 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
* w/ Porches