Times change, people change—or do they? Such is the sentiment of “Water,” the title track from the forthcoming SadGirl full-length.
“This is probably one of the most honest and personal songs I’ve written,” reveals Misha Lindes, the band’s vocalist/guitarist. “It was initially just a home demo I recorded for myself, and when I finished tracking it had kind of opened up a new creative door for me musically. It’s my favorite song on the record, and also probably the saddest song on the record. It’s about self-reflection and being honest with yourself and asking yourself if what’s made you happy in the past still makes you feel the same way.”
The track has a Sgt. Pepper meets Arctic Monkeys vibe, made personal with a lo-fi feel, strummed acoustic guitars, and subtly symphonic flourishes. Listen to it below.
SadGirl assembled Water over two years of recording sessions at various locales, ranging from studios to living rooms. “Here we are in Los Angeles, a desert, ping-ponging between drought and El Niño. This record is just an attempt to share a very small portion of my experience growing up and living here,” says Lindes. “It’s basically just about the fluidity of water and its power and importance. It’s about realizing your own mortality and changing nature. It’s meant to be melancholy but still beautiful in its realization.”
Water is out June 14 on Suicide Squeeze. You can pre-order it here. The group will launch the album with a special all-ages hometown release show at Teragram Ballroom on July 11. See additional tour dates below.