Photo by Brandon McClain
Atlanta's Girlpuppy (aka Becca Harvey) won us over last year. She had been working as a cashier in a bakery until the pandemic hit, and started earnestly working on her music with her newfound free time. She released a few singles last year, and has her debut EP coming out in August.
The first single from that EP, "As Much As I Can," blurs the line between indie rock and pop the way Snail Mail and Phoebe Bridgers do. (The EP is produced by Marshall Vore, a collaborator of Bridgers.) It's a breezy song that never quite decides how pop it wants to be to its credit. It could be dream pop, but it has just a little too much of an edge to it. "As Much As I Can" is a gorgeous song that is going to weasel its way into your brain, occupying a good portion of your unconscious thought if you're not careful. But, why would you want to be careful?
In a press release, Becca Harvey says of the new song:
“This is a love song to the people in my life that make unconditional love the most difficult. I use the verses to recognise our differences, but also to recognise that we have a lot of shared experiences. I think a lot of it has to do with generational differences, the friction that it causes, and coming to terms with it.
"Lyrically, this is one of my favourite songs I've written. It was one of the first times that I wrote something in the moment and realised after the fact that it was exactly what I wanted to say. It's not meant to be hateful. It's honest and was my opportunity to exercise vulnerability. It's a love song.”