U.S. Girls ~ Half Free
Meghan Remy has led a strongly intriguing musical trajectory under her U.S. Girls moniker. Her early forays into looped fuzzed-out noise were an avant-garde expulsion, a performance of catharsis, but decidedly, deliberately skirting genre classification.
Remy's voice has grown stronger, her preoccupations with the darker realms of the human condition coming closer to the abyss, and her embrace of more identifiable genre signifiers while restlessly toying with those same conventions has made her both more accessible and inimitably bolder in vision and scope.
With Half Free, Remy has made a brilliant, accessible, edgy pop record without compromising her ideals one iota – and hopefully has surreptitiously brought her into a wider light.