Song of the Week: U.S. Girls – “Velvet 4 Sale”

After a minor, holiday-related delay, we’re back with the latest Song of the Week!

This week’s selection is the latest single by U.S. Girls, the long-running music project by Meg Remy. Unlike her earlier work that relied on samples, “Velvet 4 Sale” was created with a live band. The result is a smooth, slinky song with a 70s funk, disco vibe. Synth lines waver alongside touches of horns and Remy’s low-key vocals. Plus, there’s a fuzzed-out guitar solo that stands out in all the right ways.

This groovy, mid-tempo tune tells the tale of a revenge fantasy against abusers. Like most of U.S. Girls’ work, it’s a catchy, powerful track that doesn’t shy away from politics.

“Velvet 4 Sale” is off U.S. Girls upcoming album, In a Poem Unlimited, out Feb. 16, 2018 through 4AD.