Girl is a new single from Baltimore-based indie duo, Waterplanet. The song is from their new EP, Never Far. Frankly, this is psychedelic indie folk pop/rock at its finest. The song centers around a “stupid” girl (not to be confused with the 90s classic by the band, Garbage) who is described with afflicted sincerity and an endearing bitterness. The lyrics are actually somewhat thought provoking. Is this self-reflection, a tale of a relationship/friendship gone sour, of resilient women overcoming obstacles, or a combination of the above?
By almost any conceivable metric, Girl is an indie gem. The vocals of Millie Landrum are beautiful and sensitive, even as they powerfully drive the action. Her voice reminds me a bit of Juliana Hatfield or maybe the singer from The Cucumbers. Musically, the track has about as close as you can get to an authentic 60s sound. The backing music is perfect and has a Velvet Underground vibe. I actually miss the 90s and early 2000s when there were a plethora of indie bands recreating this style. I love it.
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