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Listen: Girlpool - "Before The World Was Big"

16 April 2015, 09:45 | Written by Jon Putnam

Things change; they change the older you get as your ability to keep up with it all slows down; they change the longer you’re away.

Tomorrow I travel home to visit family for the first time in ten months, probably the longest interval since I left. Inevitably, slivers and threads of your very self are intertwined and built from your experiences in different places. When those places change, those slivers splinter off, leaving you smarting at the miniscule voids left behind.

Philly-via-LA duo Girlpool, consisting of guitarist Cleo Tucker and bassist Harmony Tividad, express this bittersweet sentiment effortlessly on their latest single, and title track to their upcoming debut LP, “Before The World Was Big”.

Utilising simply a tandem bass and guitar riff, Girlpool put on a strong, yet cheerfully innocent face for the rest of us who struggle to make sense of and accept our inability to keep things the way we want them. It goes beyond the physical and visual, as the pair sing, “I just miss how it felt”; it’s an intangible beast, these feelings and memories that once filled us now trickling out.

Before The World Was Big is out 1 June on Wichita Recordings. Catch them live on a pair of London dates, at Dalston Roof Gardens 7 June and Electric Ballroom with Waxahatchee 10 June.

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