Bedroom-pop duo Girlpool joined us at Paste Studio to perform three new tracks from their sophomore effort, Powerplant. Up first, Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad performed album single “It Gets More Blue,” followed by “123” and the record’s title track.
In between songs, Tividad and Tucker talked about what they’d been doing since the release of their 2015 debut, Before the World Was Big, which essentially boiled down to moving and touring. “It’s kind of like when you go downstairs in the morning, and your parents are like, ‘You got so tall.’ And you’re like, ‘No, I didn’t… I don’t know. I can’t tell,’” Tucker observed. “It’s hard to [notice] the change.”
The two also traded thoughts about their album title, to which Tividad assigned a number of meanings. “It’s a dense word,” she said. “It can encapsulate the means of production, emotionally, spiritually, economically in our day-to-day lives. I always think about the investment in an emotional stock.”
“Like how something pure can be marketed,” concurred Tucker.
Watch Girlpool’s full performance below.