Now Playing: Girl Friday – ‘This Is Not The Indie Rock I Signed Up For’

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Photo by Al Kalyk

With the release of their much-anticipated debut album Androgynous Mary due for release in just over a month, LA band Girl Friday has shared another sneak preview of what’s to come with their brand new single ‘This Is Not the Indie Rock I Signed Up For’. Released via Hardly Art, the track follows in the footsteps of their previous offering ‘Amber's Knees: A Matter of Concern’.

The video for the stirring and reflective number was directed by the band during quarantine and features candid footage from their time on the road during supporting tours with The Beths and Marika Hackman.

According to Girl Friday, ‘This Is Not the Indie Rock I Signed Up For’ was inspired by challenging times and the importance of community. They said, “The song was born out of a years and years long mental crisis in which daily life felt like being twisted around in an endless carousel spinning at 100mph. In the moments of wicked darkness and what felt like hell, real love and community was presented to us on a plate — ready to be eaten.”

Also adding, “We are extremely grateful to have received that. Sometimes, you are too stuck to see what’s in front of you. Sometimes, you don’t understand it. And sometimes, when you do take hold of it, it’s the biggest and most powerful feeling in the world. To feel held. To feel like even if you fall to the ground, someone will be there to wipe your face, to sew up the holes in your pants, to pick you up again.”

Check out ‘This Is Not the Indie Rock I Signed Up For’ by Girl Friday below.

Written by Amy Smolcic 

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