Over the short period of time Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla have been releasing music together as Housewife, the Toronto-based duo has seen their sound shift from folk-oriented analog indie rock to a glossier, more ambiguous sheen that’s lately attracted the eye of Hazel Street Records. With the release of “I’m Spent” today, they’ve shared three singles since 2020’s Better Daughter EP which have neatly demonstrated that evolution into whatever form they have planned for their next record.
It’s a natural progression when you consider that the duo are currently undergoing all the turbulent life changes that come with being in your late teens and early twenties—in fact one such shift lends itself to the lyrics of the new single, which gracefully accepts that not all human relationships are meant to last forever. “This song is about fading friendships, especially as you move into adulthood from high school or college,” the band shares. “You have this group of people you’re really close with for years, but as you both grow and change, you start disagreeing more often and eventually drift apart. Growing up and moving on can feel sad, but mostly necessary so you can continue to evolve as a person.”
Over dense guitars—not to mention a wailing solo—the vocals sound resigned yet mature as they harmonize the lyric “I’m forgetting to miss you.” Hear the single below.