Girl Friday. Photo by Kylie Shaffer.
L.A based duo, and project of one of our very own Flying Nun favourites Vera Ellen, Girl Friday, have released a brand new single today - 'It Needs You', which is their first independent output on the back of three previous releases with Hardly Art Records.
'It Needs You' is a dreamier step away from their previous, more lively releases such as the noisy debut Androgynous Mary or their electrifying double single 'I’m Impossible/You’re Getting A Dog', but this new direction further cements them as songwriting extraordinaires. From the first sound of the drum beat, the song feels deeply rooted - it moves along heavily, like walking through thick soil. The song is accompanied by a lyric video, which shares the group's very intimate grapples with the troubles of unbalanced relationships. There is a weight that comes with knowing that something isn't working, until the tension is broken when you let go - perfectly encapsulated in the final chorus with Vera's final exclaim "you dont have to stay with me!"
Watch the lyric video for 'It Needs You' below. You can also support Girl Friday on Bandcamp.