Photo by Brandon McClain
Last year we got sucked into girlpuppy's debut EP Swan, so we're obviously thrilled that Becca Harvey has her musical project's debut album coming out. The first single from that album, "Wish," has that combination of indie folk, indie rock, and pop that we loved with girlpuppy's previous releases. "Wish" is a little more guitar heavy and amps up the indie rock side of things, so obviously no complaints here. It's filled with Harvey's gorgeous slacker vocals, fuzzy guitars, and just a mesmerizing, dreamlike vibe throughout. It's an upbeat hazy song perfect for this heatwave we're going through up here in New England.
Becca Harvey says of her new single:
“On 'Wish' I was thinking about when friends leave your life and you're not entirely sure why. It's a pretty universal feeling, I think. And, the thing is—even if you managed to live in the walls of that person's apartment and were able to figure it out, their reasons might not make total sense. This song is me living with that feeling, when loss just doesn't quite add up. This is the first shoegaze rock song I’ve made and I did that intentionally—the emotions in the song go from anger to sadness to nostalgia and all the other emotions that you feel when you go through a 'friend breakup.' I imagined it being really cathartic to play it live.”
You can watch the video for "Wish" below. When I'm Alone is due out October 28 on Royal Mountain Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on girlpuppy, check out the artist on Facebook and Twitter.