New Track: Widowspeak – ‘Girls’

Deep grooves and lazy vocals comprise Widowspeak‘s latest release, ‘Girls’. From their second record, All Yours, set for release this September, ‘Girls’ seems to be shrouded in nostalgia for Western, cowboy-esque sounds, with lone harmonicas reminiscent of campfire jams. Yet, the twanging guitars and husky vocals of Molly Hamilton are enough to ensure this track is firmly cemented in the 21st century. It celebrates hazy summer evenings and the confusion of growing up (“I’ll be kinder to the younger girls”), with a ‘c’est la vie’ attitude.

After a move away from the city to the country, the US band have seamlessly channeled this new environment into their music. With an easy-going, chilled vibe to the entire track, the instrumentation and Hamilton’s vocals interweave with a dream-like ease. This song appears so effortless, it could have been made-up on the spot.

The steady build-up of sound, before the final culmination of a string-heavy outro, feels like a natural progression from the gentle opening. Uniting the whole ensemble are Hamilton’s vocals, floating above the music with languid charm, as each element fuses together perfectly. If you’re looking for a song to soundtrack your summer, look no further, ‘Girls’ will see you through.

Widowspeak’s upcoming album, All Yours, is out 4 September on Captured Tracks.


Tara Hodgson