Demon Baby, the third single from Chorusgirl’s forthcoming second album Shimmer and Spin, has been released digitally.
Written and sung by Faith Taylor (also of Suggested Friends) the track is, according to Taylor, about, “pathologising your own unhappiness when you lack genuine emotional support in your life. The song talks about running away, reinventing yourself, and policing your sense of discontent and isolation because you don’t think you deserve more.”
Premiered on Get In Her Ears they said, “A slight change in tone from the usually guitar-driven jangly indie of Chorusgirl, ‘Demon Baby’ combines that welcome scuzzy whirr of hooks with a backdrop of a glitchy, electronic soundscape, filled with sparkling effects and luscious cascading harmonies.
“As Taylor’s exquisite vocals float effortlessly along with a raw emotion, you could almost be transported to the soundtrack of an ’80s teen drama (which is never a bad thing!); though, alongside those fuzzy nostalgic vibes, it manages to retain Chorusgirl’s unique sense of dreamy, effervescent melancholy. A beautifully stirring and reflective offering, ‘Demon Baby’ still ultimately manages to uplift the spirit with the soaring, glistening haze that this band are consistently able to create.”
Taylor tweeted about the song, encouraging others to stop holding themselves back with weighty expectations and dive into creating, saying, “[I] sent this as a demo file to Silvi (Wersing) 2 years ago and did NOT expect that a lot of it would end up on the album! Complete with Garageband synth! That’s cool.
“Moral of story is go ahead and make music on free software, what’s stopping you.”
It’s a sentiment, as well as a song, we can totally get behind at Reckless Yes. And even better – you only have less than a week to wait for the album to be released. Make sure you’re following the band on Spotify to get notification as soon as it’s available or pre-order on vinyl or CD from Bandcamp here.
Chorusgirl are on tour throughout November including a date for us at Rough Trade:
- 16 Nov: Nottingham, Rough Trade (a Reckless Yes Presents show with Mammoth Penguins and Fightmilk) – get tickets here
- 17 Nov: Sheffield, Audacious Art Experiment
- 18 Nov: Newcastle, Head of Steam
- 19 Nov: Glasgow, Broadcast
- 21 Nov: Oxford, Common Ground
- 22 Nov: Bristol, Hydra Cafe
- 23 Nov: Coventry, The Tin.