U.S. Girls’ single “Overtime”, is available today, as a danceable remix by Holy Ghost’s Alex Frankel. Frankel took on the tricky task of remixing the original tracks, which were all recorded live in-studio with 20 musicians session musicians – including vocalist James Baley and E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons – in Montreal’s acclaimed Hotel 2 Tango studio. “Overtime” is off Heavy Light (Royal Mountain Records), the seventh album by U.S. Girls aka the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy.
Heavy Light was produced by Remy, who also co-wrote the album with Basia Bulat and Rich Morel to develop the 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 was mixed by long-time collaborators Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull, Steve Chahley and Tony Price.
U.S. GIRLS – HEAVY LIGHT
1. 4 American Dollars
4. Advice To Teenage Self
5. State House (It’s A Man’s World)
6. Born To Lose
7. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
8. The Most Hurtful Thing
9. Denise, Don’t Wait
10. Woodstock ‘99
11. The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
12. The Quiver To The Bomb
13. Red Ford Radio