In early 2018, Meg Remy wowed critics and fans with In a Poem Unlimited, an opus of witchy disco-pop that felt like the apex of her career thus far as U.S. Girls.
But Remy and company have returned with a new single to promote the next album in the U.S. Girls universe. Though its rollicking drums might suggest lighter subject matter, "Overtime" depicts the emotional aftermath of a death: "Every time I see your grave I can't help but think / How I didn't know that you only drank?" Remy pleads.
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As the gospel-like background voices join in and a saxophone solo blares, the song bears a sense of restless anxiety and looming guilt. Though Remy leaves many details to the imagination, the song's few moments of transparency paint a startlingly bleak picture: "Now you're six feet underground / And I feel nothing but a clown."
"Overtime" is the first single from U.S. Girls' forthcoming seventh album, Heavy Light, which is due out in March.