U.S. Girls have shared their second new song of 2022: The new track, “Bless This Mess,” arrives with a music video featuring real-life footage of Meg Remy from 1998, digitally altered to match the song’s lyrics. Check it out below.
The new visual was created by Remy and artist Evan Gordon. In a press release, Gordon explained how it came to be:
I buckled down and painstakingly dragged the eight-minute clip over each word of the song, forwards and then backwards, splitting off any partial or direct match. Beyond my expectations, I was able to find multiple matches for each phrase. From here, I worked on stitching the clips together to make complete phrases, selecting from my list of matches much like making a comp of vocal takes.
This video is a realfake. It’s naturally authentic while being transparently fake. Its intent is not to deceive or convince, but rather to induce reflection and remembrance.
In July, Remy shared the track “So Typically Now,” which satirized pandemic relocation privileges. Since 2020’s Heavy Light, Remy has released an essay collection titled Begin By Telling, shared a Christmas single titled “Santa Stay Home,” and reworked material by the pianist Glenn Gould. She also covered the Birthday Party’s “Junkyard” for a 4AD 40th anniversary compilation and remixed Seth Bogart’s “Boys Who Don’t Wanna Be Boys.”
Revisit Pitchfork’s 2020 feature “U.S. Girls on the Absurdist Meme, Anti-Colonial History, and Soul Records That Inspired Heavy Light.”
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