Photo by David Doobinin
Juliana Hatfield has been giving us top notch alt-rock/singer-songwriter songs for decades at this point. She's carved out this perfect little niche for herself, so it's always great when she moves out of her comfort space a little. Her latest single, "Gorgon," shows she learned a few things while working on her Olivia Newton-John covers album. According to a press release, the song is about "... a non-compliant, discontented woman who escapes from the chains of love..." While that sounds like it would make a great riot grrrl song (and it definitely could), Hatfield makes it a groovy near disco anthem. It's laid back and synth heavy, but still fits perfectly into what we've come to expect from a Juliana Hatfield song.
Juliana Hatfield says of theh song:
“... it was fun building it up from scratch and then letting it all hang loose in the long free-pop/jazz outro. Recording at home, there’s no one stopping me from indulging in every wacky musical whim that pops into my head.”