New York-based quartet Momma released their last album Two of Me right in the middle of lockdown. It’s a great record that got lost in the chaos of those early pandemic days. Now, they’ve returned today with news that they’ve signed to Polyvinyl Records and shared the single “Medicine.” Over toppling drums and gripping guitar riffs, “Medicine” reveals that Momma have tightened their songwriting craft.
“Medicine” was produced and mixed by bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch, and is the first song that came together entirely in New York between singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, Kobayashi Ritch, and drummer Zach CapittiFenton. “The two guitar riffs were written by Etta and Allegra about a year before we actually brought it to the full band,” the group shared. “When we wrote the first verse, we realized it was one of the first times we couldn’t write about heartbreak—we were both in very loving relationships. We wanted to write about that feeling of just being addicted to someone, and how someone else’s company can really feel like a drug.”
Check out the Hailey Heaton–directed video for the track below.