Photo by Meredith Truax
"Queer rock & roll truth teller" S.G. Goodman is making some of the most interesting singer/songwriter music out there right now. The Kentucky musician starts off her latest single, "Teeth Marks," in a fairly standard folk-adjacent kinda way, and if that is how the song stayed, it would still be a great song. But slowly other elements begin creeping in. There is a layer of indie rock noise that eases its way up every so often, and a swirl of what may be steel guitar in the instrumental bridge. It's this unique mish mash of sounds that is truly going to suck you in, and makes this hypnotic song impossible to resist.
S.G. Goodman says of her new song:
“This is a song about the phantom limb of love: a condition in which a lover's mind is deluded and we make the mistake of taking a step forward, only to fall face first into the reality of another's heart. A reality we are unwilling to accept – a land of false promise we find ourselves not equipped to walk in.”
You can watch the video for "Teeth Marks" below. Teeth Marks, the album, is due out June 3 on Verve Forecast. For more on S.G. Goodman, check out the artist's website.