Photo by Kay Dargin
The more we hear from Clever Girls' new album, the more it becomes clear that it's a rebirth for the Vermont band. It's their first since frontperson Diane Jean came out as queer and gender-nonconforming, and it's also reflecting a change in sound for the band. With their latest single, "Saturn," gone is the Tom Petty style Americana meets indie rock. The new song reflects a more pop oriented sound, although one that's heavily filtered through their indie rock roots. It starts off relatively poppy and smooth, but as it goes on the guitars start getting fuzzier and noisier. As many of our indie rock favorites go further and further into the world of pop, it's great to see a band keep one foot squarely in that world while exploring their pop side.
Diane Jean says of the song: