U.S. Girls has released a new track, ‘Bless This Mess’, alongside a personal video creation

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre

U.S. Girls has shared a new single ballad, ‘Bless This Mess’, with a music video accompaniment.

It follows the experimental alt-popper’s last release, ‘So Typically Now’, which dropped back in July. Solo musician Meg Remy uses the new ballad to enter a stripped-back diva era after a series of upbeat bangers.

“Before camera phones, the family camcorder was often the mirror tool used to capture selfie-like performances of teenage daydreams and insecurities,” Remy recalls. “Recently I unearthed a VHS tape housing footage of my 1998 self singing on top of my favourite songs of the day, along with my 2000 self publicly performing music for the first time, plus various other blush-worthy self-portraits. I decided to air out this acutely personal footage. My meta music video vision: 1998 self singing a song that 2020 self wrote.”

The footage was assembled into a music video by Evan Gordon, who says: “I buckled down and painstakingly dragged the eight-minute clip over each word of the song, forwards and then backwards, splitting off any partial or direct match. Beyond my expectations, I was able to find multiple matches for each phrase. From here, I worked on stitching the clips together to make complete phrases, selecting from my list of matches much like making a comp of vocal takes.”

“This video is a realfake,” they conclude. “It’s naturally authentic while being transparently fake. Its intent is not to deceive or convince, but rather to induce reflection and remembrance.”

You can listen to ‘Bless This Messhere, and watch the music video below:

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