Girlpool have shared a pair of gorgeous new songs, “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink,” before they head off on a North American tour with Porches. It’s the duo’s first new crop of songs since their Dev Hynes-produced single “Picturesong” was released in February.
“Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink” share a subdued, thrumming beauty that is anchored by the band’s signature vocal harmonies. Co-vocalists Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker each get their moment to shine, with Tividad’s ghostly cooing giving “Lucy’s” a haunting weightlessness, and Tucker’s weightier vocals propelling “Where You Sink” onward and upward through layered guitar arpeggios.
Girlpool addressed the meaning behind their new songs in a pair of statements. “I wrote ‘Lucy’s’ a couple of years ago to sort through some droning thoughts about hope, distraction and love,” Tucker said. “These lyrics distinguish a time when my partner would check out from our relationship. I reassured myself that even when they were not present, and I was, that I would be alright.” Of “Where You Sink,” Tividad said the song “explores our fixations on characters in our lives and the projections we create … It’s about loving someone who you don’t really get the chance to know fully because their time is spent trying to get out of their own head, further from reality.”
Listen to “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink” below, and check out the band’s full 2017 performance at the Paste Studio. Find the band’s tour dates further down.
Girlpool Tour Dates:
23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
24 – Greenfield, Mass. @ Hawks + Reed *
25 – Boston, Mass. @ Somerville Theatre *
26 – Montreal, Que. @ Fairmount Theater *
27 – Toronto, Ont. @ Rec Room *
28 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club *
30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge *
31 – Grinnell, Iowa @ Grinnell College *
01 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Ready Room *
02 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge *
03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade – Hell Stage *
04 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle *
05 – College Park, Md. @ Milkboy Arthouse *
06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer *
(* w/ Porches)