Today, U.S. Girls – the nom de plume of North American multi-disciplinary and experimental pop artist Meg Remy – has shared a brand new song ‘So Typically Now’ and a self-directed official companion video.
A sleek widescreen synth anthem that punctures the real estate bubble, ‘So Typically Now’ features powerhouse backing vocalist Kyle Kidd and is the first taste of new U.S. Girls music since the release of Christmas song ‘Santa Stay Home’ and the Polaris Prize-shortlisted album Heavy Light. The new single follows Remy’s authorial debut with the release of last year’s memoir, Begin By Telling.
Originally from Illinois, Meg Remy is established as one of the most acclaimed songwriters and performers to emerge from Toronto’s eclectic underground music scene where she currently lives. As the creative force behind the musical entity U.S. Girls, her celebrated discography spans 15 years from early experimental works released on the Siltbreeze label, and includes three Polaris Prize shortlisted albums released by 4AD: Half Free (2015), In A Poem Unlimited (2018), and Heavy Light (2020). All three albums also garnered Juno nominations for Best Alternative Album.
Photograph by Emma McIntyre
“Glassy, danceable pop songs that smolder with radical undercurrents.” – The New Yorker
“Restless evolution has been the only constant in Remy’s musical universe.” – NY Times
“One of the U.S’s most brilliant, magnetic performers.” – The Guardian
Meg has toured extensively through Europe and North America, establishing a reputation for politically astute commentary and theatrical performances with her extended U.S. Girls band, named the best live act of 2018 by Paste Magazine. During this time Remy has maintained a visual arts practice, exhibiting collage work and directing several music videos and other video art works including her short film Woman’s Advocate (2014), in which she also performed. Recently Remy published her first book, a memoir called Begin By Telling (2021).