How to explain the naturally-ingrained chemistry between singers-and-songwriters Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla? Musically speaking, Moscow Apartment is as instinctive as they come. From their humble ukulele-and-guitar beginnings to indie pop and rock flirtation, the Toronto-based folk-propelled pop sculptors’ charm and savvy has taken them so far in so little time.
The two just shared New Girl from their upcoming self-produced sophomore EP, Better Daughter, set for release on July 10.
The song has a unique quality to it. I like the brilliant guitar work. Besides, the vocals are stellar. Furthermore, I’m also a fan of the powerful hooks.
Lyrically, the Toronto based indie rockers deliver. New Girl uses invigorating, uptempo rock to tell a more complex story, calling out the rape culture that remains all too pervasive within society.
Speaking about the track, Padilla says: “It’s about sexual assault, it’s about being catcalled, misogyny, you name it. “It’s kind of just about rape culture and how normal and widely accepted it is. And honestly, the internalization of rape culture. We’re getting into some feminist shit right now.”
The band’s freedom as artists is something they value highly. It’s a crucial factor in their writing process, which Fry likens to “puzzle making.”
New Girl deserves to be heard. It has so much meaning.
You can stream New Girl on SoundCloud or Spotify!