Meg Remy, the unapologetic pop revisionist, known as U.S. Girls, has just dropped a new video for her song ‘Mad As Hell.’
The wall-of-sound arrangement and throbbing disco beat along with Remy’s “radiant voice” (Pitchfork) make a candy-coated Trojan horse for her powerful call to action for pacifism and impassioned critique of military spending. The video, which is directed by Remy and Emily Pelstring pieces together historic patriotic and military imagery. Remy performs throughout the video duplicated in synchronized dance moves flipping off her subjects recalling backup dancers of ‘60s pop girl groups. ‘Mad As Hell’ is off U.S. Girls’ follow up to 2015’s celebrated, 4AD-backed album Half Free. Stay tuned for more details on the album.
U.S. Girls’ previous work earned her a Pitchfork Best New Track for ‘Damn That Valley’ and praise from NPR’s Robin Hilton who hailed her “provocative music, with graphic and sometimes disturbing imagery that can leave you blushing.” Vocal fan Iggy Pop gushed, “[Remy] is the kind of girl who could steal your car and crash it, and a year later you’d feel like you’d been involved in something” on his BBC 6 show.
U.S. Girls – ‘Mad As Hell’ is out now via
4AD / Remote Control Records.